Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Mentally ill inmates suffer disproportionately from a culture of brutality at New York's most notorious prison where it is common for guards to beat prisoners, The New York Times reported Monday.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing in down, as Islamist militia attacked liberal rivals in their Tripoli bastion, in an intensifying power struggle.
Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.
South Africa's Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Sunday said he supported assisted dying for the terminally ill, the day after the Church's former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain.
Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world's largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa's heaviest annual rainfall, yet it is a thirsty place.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan praised compatriot Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate who turns 80 on Sunday, for using his talents to promote good governance.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Flooding and landslides during the Ivory Coast's rainy season have killed 39 people over the last month, officials said Friday.
Powerfully pushing through thick jungle, the mountain gorilla is fearless in the face of strangers on his territory, but the endangered ape is unaware the family group he guards survives by the thinnest of threads.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Strict new South African immigration laws have sparked confusion and panic among foreign residents in this “Gateway to Africa” and forced 250,000 Zimbabweans to decide whether to return home.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tumbling from the cloudless sky, hundreds of huge white sacks rain down on the South Sudanese town of Leer with a thundering sound, drowning out even the roar of the giant aircraft's engine above.