Monday, January 5, 2015
At least 100 rebels have been killed after a cross-border attack against the central African nation of Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a top military source told AFP Sunday.
Friday, January 2, 2015
The U.S. military on Wednesday confirmed killing the intelligence chief of Somalia's Shabab militants in an air strike this week, saying it dealt a setback to the al-Qaida-linked group.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh returned home overnight after a failed coup launched while he was outside the country, a military source said Wednesday, as fears mounted of possible reprisals by his regime.
At least 35 people are now confirmed to have been killed in clashes between Burundi's army and members of an unidentified rebel group near the Democratic Republic of Congo border, an official said Wednesday.
A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the headquarters of Libya's internationally recognized parliament Tuesday, wounding three lawmakers, a legislator said.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a US$3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.
Monday, December 29, 2014
West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.
Islamist al-Shabaab militants mounted an attack against the headquarters of the African Union force in Somalia on Thursday, with explosions and gunfire rocking the area, officials said.