Thursday, November 6, 2014
As Ebola continues to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday elected its next Africa director, a doctor from Botswana who is a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency at a meeting in Benin.
An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Quran, police said.
South African prosecutors Tuesday appealed the manslaughter verdict and five-year sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend last year, calling it “shockingly light and inappropriate.”
African leaders were headed for Burkina Faso on Wednesday to pressure the army into keeping its promise to hand power back to civilians within a fortnight after the fall of President Blaise Compaore.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Burkina Faso's military promised on Monday to hand power to a "consensus" leader following the popular uprising that toppled Blaise Compaore, as African nations gave the regime two weeks to return to civilian rule.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Burkina Faso's military vowed to install a unity government after tightening its control over the west African nation, firing tear gas and shots in the air to disperse protesters denouncing an army power grab.
Several thousand people gathered in the capital of Burkina Faso on Sunday to protest the army's power grab after the turbulent ouster of President Blaise Compaore, as the international community demanded the military hand over to civilian rule.
The Kenyan army said it had repelled a machete attack on a military barracks in a tourist resort near Mombasa on Sunday, killing six assailants.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Burkina Faso's army on Saturday backed a military officer's claim to lead the country's transition to democratic elections, as the ousted President Blaise Compaore took refuge in neighbouring Ivory Coast.
Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and have been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.