Friday, September 18, 2015
Some prominent South Africans have dismissed the discovery of a new human ancestor as a racist theory designed to cast Africans as "subhuman," an opinion that resonates in a country deeply bruised by apartheid.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
More than 100 men in a central Burundi province have been arrested in two days by security forces trying to prevent Burundians from being recruited to fight the government, a regional official said Wednesday.
Imprisoned by gunmen and sexually abused for two months, South Sudanese teenager Evalina has finally escaped the conflict wracking her country for her birthplace Khartoum.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Mexico's foreign minister was headed to Cairo Tuesday with relatives of tourists mistakenly killed by Egyptian security forces, after demanding an urgent investigation into what she branded the "unjustified attack."
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
At least 12 people were killed and 10 injured in Egypt's southwestern desert Sunday when security forces mistakenly fired on a group of Mexican tourists, Egyptian officials said.
Islamists from a group linked to a deadly hotel siege have attacked a police post in central Mali, killing an officer, military and local government sources said Sunday.
Algeria's president replaced the North African nation's long-time intelligence chief on Sunday with the former No. 2 of the powerful agency who has most recently served as presidential aide.
Two suicide bombers killed at least seven people Sunday in twin attacks in northern Cameroon, an army official said, in an area near the border with Nigeria that has often been targeted by Boko Haram militants.
Four children and a teacher were killed when an Islamic primary school collapsed near the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's main relief agency said on Monday.
Celestin is only 24 but recurrent war and political thuggery has driven him four times over the hills from Burundi to seek safety with thousands of others in Congo's equally unsettled east.