Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants headed to court on Tuesday to challenge a police ban on protest marches in the Nigerian capital, calling the decision illegal.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Nigeria's military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a soccer match that killed at least 40 people.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Dozens of people were feared dead following an explosion on Sunday evening in northeastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram militants believed to be behind the attack, officials said.
A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be “freed within days,” a foreign ministry official told AFP Saturday, after her case triggered an international outcry.
A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in four villages in Nigeria's restive northeast killed several people, residents said Sunday, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist insurgents.
Tanzania's mining revenues are touted as a key way to reduce reliance on foreign aid and pull people out of poverty, but experts argue companies are swindling the government out of at least US$248 million a year.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Peter Mutharika was sworn in Saturday as Malawi's new president after his arch-rival and predecessor Joyce Banda congratulated him and urged the country to move on from the disputed vote.
More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland turned themselves in Friday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the U.N.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said Thursday.
Friday, May 30, 2014
With nearly all votes counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent in the country's presidential election with more than 92 percent of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign Thursday. The interim president said turnout reached 46 percent.