Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday upheld Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga's conviction for using child soldiers in his rebel army, handing down its first-ever appeals verdict.
Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and educator Radwa Ashour, who used her often deeply personal writing style to champion human rights issues, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Suspected Islamic extremists struck two state capitals in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, with twin blasts at a crowded market and the destruction of a police base.
South African conservationist Ian Player, the brother of golfer Gary Player and a key figure in building the region's rhino population from a perilously small number half a century ago, has died.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Al-Qaida has claimed it detonated two bombs outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, killing several guards, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Saturday.
It all began with a love affair a year ago between a Bantu and his Pygmy mistress, a tryst that so unnerved the enemy peoples of Congo's troubled Katanga province that war broke out.
At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Namibians voted on Friday in a general election billed as Africa's first e-vote, with the ruling party expected to retain power in the country it has run since independence.
Friday, November 28, 2014
“I don't want to go home! What I saw there won't let me go back,” cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official.