Thursday, January 1, 2015
At least 35 people are now confirmed to have been killed in clashes between Burundi's army and members of an unidentified rebel group near the Democratic Republic of Congo border, an official said Wednesday.
A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the headquarters of Libya's internationally recognized parliament Tuesday, wounding three lawmakers, a legislator said.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a US$3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.
Monday, December 29, 2014
West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.
Islamist al-Shabaab militants mounted an attack against the headquarters of the African Union force in Somalia on Thursday, with explosions and gunfire rocking the area, officials said.
A Kenyan court Wednesday charged a suspected kingpin of the illegal ivory trade, who was on Interpol's most wanted list and described as an “environmental criminal,” with smuggling tusks.
Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove The Gambia from a trade agreement in response to human rights abuses, including a law signed in October that imposes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
Uruguay, a country of 3.3 million inhabitants and four times as many cows, hopes to feed 50 million people thanks to drones, “smart” combines and other high-tech farming techniques.