Thursday, October 30, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed several people in a village in Nigeria's far northeast, a local administrator said on Wednesday, in the latest attack since a supposed cease-fire was announced.
Trade unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike on Wednesday following a day of protests against long-serving President Blaise Compaore that saw hundreds of thousands of people on the streets.
Zambian President Michael Sata has died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. The Cabinet held a meeting to discuss a political transition in the southern African nation in the wake of the president's death.
Zimbabwe welcomed the first British trade delegation in up to 20 years on Tuesday, as the cash-strapped country said it would welcome investment from anywhere in the world.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Cameroonian troops killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in clashes with the Islamists, who were carrying out three raids on Cameroon's territory, the defense ministry said Sunday.
South Africa and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead late Sunday near Johannesburg, a police spokesman told AFP, with club officials describing his slaying as a “loss to the nation.”
Monday, October 27, 2014
Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official announced Sunday.
Friday, October 24, 2014
A bomb blast at a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram killed five people, police said Thursday, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported cease-fire with the Islamists.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A U.S. photojournalist joined a Spanish nurse in being declared free of Ebola on Tuesday, as the United States tightened restrictions on travelers from the West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend, in the climax to his sensational trial watched around the world.