Monday, May 18, 2015
The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country.
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Morocco is to allow abortion in cases of rape or serious fetal malformation, the Royal Palace announced Friday after a heated debate on illegal abortions in the North African nation.
Mali's government and several armed groups signed a peace accord Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but missing the crucial backing of the main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of restive northeastern Nigeria's Borno state, local and vigilante sources said Friday.
Friday, May 15, 2015
An attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza ended in failure on Friday as coup leaders admitted defeat and were arrested or hunted down by loyalist troops.
Rival factions of Burundi's army fought intense battles Thursday for control of the capital, a day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Lead poisoning has killed 28 children in central Nigeria's Niger state, the government has said, in the latest incident that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years.
The jihadist group of notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State organization, according to an audio recording broadcasted by private Mauritanian agency Al-Akhbar.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Heavy fighting between rival Burundian troops erupted in the capital on Thursday, the day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation's President Pierre Nkurunziza.