Saturday, July 25, 2015
Authorities in Burundi were expected Friday to announce the results of controversial presidential elections, with President Pierre Nkurunziza certain of winning a contested third consecutive term.
Friday, July 24, 2015
A cargo ship collided with a boat on the Nile carrying people celebrating an engagement, leaving at least 18 dead, Egyptian police said Thursday as divers searched for missing passengers.
Bomb blasts blamed on Boko Haram killed 29 people in Nigeria and 24 in Cameroon, officials said Thursday after Nigeria's new president warned that the U.S. refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is "aiding and abetting" the Islamic extremist group.
U.S. presidential tours are always expensive, but especially so when the country being visited is, like Kenya, the scene of regular terrorist attacks.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Six new wheelchairs are lined up near the entrance of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People's Centre in the central Nigerian city of Jos.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
"I was already saying I'd go live in the Congo when I was nine or 10," says Willem Boulanger, who after satisfying that dream is embarking at age 83 on another -- founding a game reserve near Kolwezi.
A U.N. aid ship docked in Yemen's devastated port city of Aden Tuesday, bringing in desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of Mellitah, Italy's Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Talks between Burundi's government and opposition aimed at resolving a major crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial re-election bid were suspended on Sunday less than 48 hours before the central African nation goes to the polls.
African Union troops said Sunday they had launched a new offensive against al-Qaida-affiliated Shabab rebels in southern Somalia, vowing to flush the insurgents out of rural areas.