Monday, February 2, 2015
Boko Haram fighters on Sunday launched a fresh attempt to take over the strategically crucial northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a brazen attack on a state capital just two weeks before national elections.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
One of South Africa's most notorious apartheid mass murderers, Eugene “Prime Evil” de Kock, was granted parole on Friday after 20 years in jail, a decision set to re-ignite painful debate over the crimes committed by the country's former white-minority rulers.
The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the “horrendous” rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Nigeria's military fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.
Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu was sworn in Sunday as the country's sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.
Libya's Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group on Saturday confirmed the death of its leader Mohamed al-Zehawi, after Islamist websites reported he had been mortally wounded in fighting in October.
Clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo police and political protestors that left some 40 people dead last week also revealed the level of hostility toward the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday.