Saturday, September 12, 2015
Burundi's army chief survived an apparent assassination attempt by gunmen who attacked a convoy of vehicles that was escorting him in the nation's volatile capital on Friday, witnesses and an official said.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed to be holding a Norwegian man and a Chinese consultant hostage and demanded ransom for their release.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
On a dirt field next to Khartoum airport, Sara Edward watches the players she hopes to mould into Sudan's first national women's soccer team hone their skills, kicking up clouds of dust.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
An air and sea search was underway Sunday for a medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, which went down off the coast of Senegal.
Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, risking the lives of tens of thousands of people, mostly in developing countries.
The rate at which the world is losing its forests has halved, but an area of woodland the size of South Africa has still been lost since 1990, a United Nations report revealed Monday.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hustling, theft, sex tourism and worse. Allegations of rape by U.N. troops supposedly deployed to keep the peace have loosened tongues about their misconduct in Central Africa, a destitute nation already rife with sex crimes.
Friday, September 4, 2015
At least 30 people were killed in the far north of Cameroon on Thursday in two successive suicide attacks, military and police sources said.
The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test.