Thursday, November 7, 2013
The Democratic Republic of Congo army scored a crushing defeat of the M23 rebels but Kinshasa says it will not rest on its laurels as many more armed groups rove the volatile east.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday they were laying down arms after a crushing U.N.-backed offensive handed Kinshasa its biggest military victory in half a century.
There was no end in sight Tuesday to Tunisia's months-long political crisis after ruling Islamists and the opposition failed to agree on an independent premier following two missed deadlines.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting “Down with military rule,” and calling himself the country's only “legitimate” president.
An international operation was under way on Monday to hunt the killers of two French journalists shot dead in Mali, with police in the country's north saying around a dozen suspects had been arrested.
Troops pounded the remaining hilltop positions of M23 rebels Monday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo despite a truce call by the beleaguered insurgents.
A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with terrorist offences for helping al-Qaida-linked militants carry out an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people.
Africans were treated Sunday to a spectacular solar eclipse that swept across the continent, while sky-gazers in the United States and Europe also glimpsed the rare phenomenon.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Egypt's deposed Islamist president is to go on trial Monday on charges of incitement of violence and murder, in what will be Mohammed Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3.
Paris on Sunday blamed terrorist groups for the murder in “cold blood” of two radio journalists in northern Mali, and said French troops would boost security in the restive zone.