Thursday, January 28, 2016
Some of the more than 3,000 refugees fleeing renewed fighting in Mozambique have accused government troops of killings, sexual assaults and razing villages suspected of harboring opposition fighters, according to a journalist who visited the refugees in Malawi. The Mozambican government denies the charges.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Libya's internationally recognized parliament on Monday rejected a U.N.-sponsored unity government with rival authorities based in Tripoli, dealing a blow to months of efforts aimed at bridging a political divide that has undermined the fight against Islamic militants.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Egypt on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak but failed to bring about the goals of democracy and freedom the young activists who spearheaded the "revolution" had espoused.
Burkina Faso's army says it has detained five members of a disbanded unit loyal to the country's former president who are suspected of involvement in a raid on an armory. One member of the unit was killed in an exchange of gunfire near the border with Ghana, an army spokesman said Sunday.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has returned from his annual monthlong holiday and returned to work Saturday, state media said, following rumors that he had collapsed and died in Asia.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Three student activists detained since March 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday went on trial accused of "offending the head of state," amid worsening political tension in the central African country.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Somalia's Islamist Shabab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, police said Friday.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Somalia's security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official said Friday.
A second case of Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone after health officials thought the epidemic was over, with a close relative of the first victim testing positive for the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people, authorities said Thursday.