Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the first deaths reported in the Liberian capital since the outbreak began, a health official said Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations warned Saturday as it begged for over a billion dollars to support those hit by six months of civil war.
One of Africa's oldest national parks is under attack “from all fronts,” said its director Friday after 68 elephants were slaughtered over the past two months by poachers wielding chain saws and grenades and shooting them from helicopters.
One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials said as they mourned the loss of an “old friend.”
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A gun battle erupted Wednesday between soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwandan forces on their volatile border, local Congolese officials said, adding to tensions between the rival nations.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 20 young mothers near a town in northeast Nigeria where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted nearly two months ago, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls and young women on April 15.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Abdel Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in as Egypt's president Sunday following a landslide election victory almost a year after he deposed the country's first freely elected leader and crushed his Islamist supporters.
Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates escaped their captors and are safe in Kenya, mediators who helped secure their freedom said Saturday.