Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the president called homosexuals 'mercenaries' and signed one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The military-installed government of Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said Monday it has resigned, ahead of a presidential poll which will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to power.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Algeria's president, who hasn't publicly addressed the country for nearly three years and suffered a stroke last year, will be running for a fourth term in April, his prime minister said Saturday.
Carrying Zulu warrior shields and draped in leopard skins, the men of South Africa's Shembe Church move hypnotically as they go through the steps of a traditional religious ritual.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Somalia's al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab rebels launched a major suicide attack on Friday against the heavily-fortified presidential palace, home to the country's internationally-backed government, police and witnesses said.
Nigeria has seized the passport of ousted central bank governor Lamido Sanusi, an ally of the outspoken government critic said Friday, a day after he was removed from office in a move that sparked fears of economic turmoil.
A Zimbabwean court on Friday ordered that former U.S. congressman Melvin Reynolds be deported, after he pleaded guilty to flouting immigration laws for staying in the country on an expired visa.
Friday, February 21, 2014
A rights group on Thursday denounced Egypt's stand on freedom of expression as 20 employees of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network went on trial accused of membership in a terrorist organization and also for aiding it.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Tunisia to offer continued American assistance to the North African nation where uprisings that toppled authoritarian leaders around the Arab world first ignited in 2011.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed more than 100 people in an attack on a village in Nigeria, a local senator said on Sunday. The attackers stormed the village in Nigeria's restive northeastern Borno state on Saturday, slaughtering scores of civilians and sending many others fleeing.