Monday, July 14, 2014
Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world's largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa's heaviest annual rainfall, yet it is a thirsty place.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan praised compatriot Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate who turns 80 on Sunday, for using his talents to promote good governance.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Flooding and landslides during the Ivory Coast's rainy season have killed 39 people over the last month, officials said Friday.
Powerfully pushing through thick jungle, the mountain gorilla is fearless in the face of strangers on his territory, but the endangered ape is unaware the family group he guards survives by the thinnest of threads.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Strict new South African immigration laws have sparked confusion and panic among foreign residents in this “Gateway to Africa” and forced 250,000 Zimbabweans to decide whether to return home.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tumbling from the cloudless sky, hundreds of huge white sacks rain down on the South Sudanese town of Leer with a thundering sound, drowning out even the roar of the giant aircraft's engine above.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by the Islamists.
Monday, July 7, 2014
At least 21 people have been killed in new attacks in Kenya's Lamu coastal region, the area where some 60 people were massacred last month, Kenyan authorities said Sunday.
Ugandan troops have killed 41 attackers in a major battle with tribal gunmen in a western district near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, an army spokesman said Sunday.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
gers from a northeast Nigerian town where Boko Haram Islamists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls on Friday appealed to the United Nations to intervene because of worsening violence in the region.