U.S. company Freeport-McMoRan said Monday it was selling control in the Tenke Fungurume copper mine in DR Congo to China Molybdenum, giving the Chinese company a strong foothold in the country's rich copper and cobalt reserves.
Gunmen opened fire on a microbus filled with plainclothes police in a Cairo suburb early Sunday, killing eight of them, including an officer, in an attack claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate.
Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Damascene Rutagungira still cannot bear the sight of the Catholic church in the eastern village of Kabarondo, where his family was massacred before his eyes.
Police have arrested a teenage Egyptian street performer they accuse of inciting anti-government protests and releasing an online video "insulting state institutions," his lawyer said on Sunday.
An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
An Egyptian court recommended death sentences on Saturday for six codefendants of Mohamed Morsi but not for the ousted Islamist president in their trial on espionage charges.
Algeria is building one of the world's largest mosques which officials say will serve as a buffer against radical Islam and crown the legacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
A Kenyan woman has been rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building.
Zimbabweans formed long queues outside banks Thursday after the government slapped new limits on cash withdrawals and announced that "bond notes" at par with the U.S. dollar would be introduced.
For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.