Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life, insisting that there were better ways to cure the “abnormality.”
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
At least 200 South Sudanese civilians have drowned in a ferry accident while fleeing fresh fighting between government forces and rebels, the army said Tuesday.
Egyptians queued to vote on a new constitution Tuesday amid high security, in a referendum likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Monday, January 13, 2014
A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying “I'm very much in love with you,” and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.
Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stepped closer on Saturday to confirming a widely anticipated presidential bid, saying he would stand in elections if there was a popular demand, state media reported.
An alarming U.S. travel advisory warns Nigeria's Islamic uprising could expand out of the north and counsels against travel to 16 of the West African nation's 36 states, saying Americans have suffered violent crimes from kidnappings and rape to home invasions.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Michel Djotodia, the rebel leader who seized control of Central African Republic only to see the desperately poor country tumble toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed, agreed to resign Friday along with his prime minister, regional officials announced.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
South Sudan's government said Tuesday that it was poised to recapture a key town from rebel forces, as peace talks being held in neighboring Ethiopia appeared to be making slow progress.
The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in the conservative state of Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.
Monday, January 6, 2014
South Sudan's government and rebels were set to begin formal peace talks on Sunday amid outbreaks of fresh fighting across the country including in the capital Juba.