Sunday, May 24, 2015
Despite warnings from shipwreck survivors and the international community, Gambians are refusing to abandon dreams of a new life in Europe even if it means risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean aboard rickety boats.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the "catastrophic" summer on the horizon for Tunisian tourism.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual attacks against detainees since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, using them as a "cynical political strategy" to crush opposition, a rights group charged Tuesday.
The hulking P-3C Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a military base in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, on the latest mission hunting pirates off Somalia's coast.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Heavily armed soldiers were deployed in Burundi's capital on Monday to quell persistent street protests against the president's bid for a third term, which sparked a coup attempt that was foiled last week.
Nigeria's military on Sunday claimed it had overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, a day after the Islamists struck at a crowded bus station in the northeast, killing seven.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Egyptian authorities Sunday hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.
A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists.
Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.