Friday, February 27, 2015
The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly US$300,000, police said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Two blasts rocked bus stations in embattled northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people, as relentless attacks persist less than five weeks from general elections.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
At least 17 people were killed on Tuesday when a blast ripped through a bus in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, witnesses and rescue workers said, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.
The head of the U.N.'s climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down, the body announced Tuesday, amid claims that he sexually harassed a subordinate.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Nearly 500 miners who were trapped underground by a fire at a gold mine in South Africa on Sunday were brought to the surface safely, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said.
A bomb blast outside the Iranian ambassador's house in Libya's capital on Sunday which caused minor damage to the empty building was claimed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed to have recaptured the town of Baga from Boko Haram, more than a month after it was overrun in what is feared to be the worst massacre of its six-year insurgency.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Two of the most powerful members of the U.N. Security Council are rejecting Libya's call to lift a U.N. arms embargo so it can defend itself against the Islamic State group, saying Thursday that the chaotic country needs a national unity government first.
Friday, February 20, 2015
On Lake Tanganyika, a century-old relic of World War I that became the stuff of Hollywood legend still plies the slate-grey waters — but it is not clear for how much longer.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal ordered the execution of a senior Islamist leader Wednesday after convicting him of atrocities during the country's 1971 independence war, triggering violence outside the court.