Sunday, April 19, 2015
Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night's attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.
The World Bank announced Friday that it will give three West African countries at least US$650 million over the next 12 to 18 months to help them recover from the devastating effects of Ebola.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen and begun the hunt for a new peace envoy to the war-torn country, where al-Qaida is expanding its territory.
The United Nations on Friday expressed concern at the latest round of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, saying the violence had displaced 5,000 people.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as the country marked the first anniversary of their abduction.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sudan began voting Monday in an election expected to be won by President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges.
Monday, April 13, 2015
A bomb attack on an armoured vehicle of the Egyptian army killed six soldiers and wounded two in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the military said.
Voting in Nigeria's regional elections extended into Sunday in the restive Rivers state after irregularities at some polling stations, as the nation anxiously awaited the results.
A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes. But the teenager's life now is one that was unimaginable 12 months ago.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants on Saturday, and a U.S.-Egyptian citizen was jailed for life over Islamist protest violence.