JUBA - South Sudan's president and his estranged deputy ordered a ceasefire Monday after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital that sent thousands fleeing and threatened a return to civil war.
Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire are shaking South Sudan's capital Juba Monday in the fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the specter of a return to civil war.
The young Liberian man went through hell, but when he reached Libya he hoped that there he'd be able to make a living and get an education. Instead, he entered another hell of imprisonment, then near death at sea.
WASHINGTON - The United States urged an immediate end to violence in South Sudan Sunday after fresh clashes left scores dead in the capital, threatening the young nation's shaky peace deal.
Heavy fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire two days after gun battles left at least 150 fighters dead.
Manar Sarhan disinfects her hands after filling a patient's tooth, readying to catch the Euro 2016 match and analyze it for a newspaper as Egypt's first woman in mainstream soccer punditry.
Slain Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and a taxi driver were buried Saturday in their hometowns amid calls for top officials to resign over police-linked extra-judicial killings.
Boko Haram gunmen stormed a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Cameroon killing seven people, residents said Saturday, while the army reported two soldiers died as well as 16 Islamists.
President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose father ruled oil-rich Gabon for 41 years, said Saturday that he will contest a presidential election in August.
Some parts of northeast Nigeria that have been devastated by seven years of violence from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency could be suffering from famine, according to experts monitoring the situation.