Saturday, April 18, 2015
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen and begun the hunt for a new peace envoy to the war-torn country, where al-Qaida is expanding its territory.
The United Nations on Friday expressed concern at the latest round of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, saying the violence had displaced 5,000 people.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as the country marked the first anniversary of their abduction.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sudan began voting Monday in an election expected to be won by President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges.
Monday, April 13, 2015
A bomb attack on an armoured vehicle of the Egyptian army killed six soldiers and wounded two in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the military said.
Voting in Nigeria's regional elections extended into Sunday in the restive Rivers state after irregularities at some polling stations, as the nation anxiously awaited the results.
A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes. But the teenager's life now is one that was unimaginable 12 months ago.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants on Saturday, and a U.S.-Egyptian citizen was jailed for life over Islamist protest violence.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Nigeria votes in gubernatorial and state assembly polls on Saturday, bringing to an end a remarkable election cycle that saw the first win for an opposition presidential candidate in the country's history.
A fiery head-on collision between a semi-trailer truck and a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes in southern Morocco on Friday killed 31 people and injured nine, according to the state news agency and local media reports.