Judges at the International Criminal Court Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders in Central African Republic over a decade ago.
ALGIERS - Algerian soldiers killed 14 armed Islamist militants in an ongoing operation south of the capital on Sunday, the defence ministry said giving a new toll.
LUBUMBASHI, DR Congo - Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials said Saturday.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
CAIRO -- Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee.
Aid workers in South Sudan have suffered an increase in attacks in recent weeks, the U.N. warned Wednesday, with three killed in May since the formation of a unity government.
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution allowing the European Union's maritime force off Libya's coast to seize illegal weapons that are helping to fuel violence and instability in the North African nation, including by Islamic State extremists.
Oscar Pistorius is a "broken" man whose mental state has deteriorated over the last two years and he should be hospitalized and not jailed, a clinical psychologist testified for his defense Monday on the opening day of the former track star's sentencing hearing for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Gunmen have killed 12 Libyans after their release from jail for taking part in acts of repression during the 2011 revolt against Moammar Gadhafi, officials said on Sunday.
Eritrea's government accused Ethiopian troops of carrying out attacks against Eritrean positions in a disputed border area.