Sunday, October 20, 2013
Gunmen shot dead Libya's military police force commander in the restive eastern city of Benghazi as he was about attend Friday prayers, a security source said, triggering a violent response from residents.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
African nations on Saturday urged the International Criminal Court to defer the crimes against humanity trials of Kenya's leadership as they convened a special summit on their worsening relations with the tribunal.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a "political party" of organising his brief abduction by armed gunmen, the latest example of the lawlessness prevailing since Moamer Kadhafi's overthrow.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped from his Tripoli hotel at dawn on Thursday by an armed group and taken to an unknown location, the government and sources said.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday it would be a “badge of shame” for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Boko Haram Islamists claimed five lives in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, before being repulsed by soldiers who killed 15 of the insurgents, the military said in a statement Sunday.
A United States official says the target of raid by Navy SEALs in Somalia over the weekend was a Kenyan man named Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir. A Kenyan government intelligence document names him as the coordinator of other planned attacks.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya's capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, snatching a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago but aborting a mission to capture a terrorist suspect linked to last month's Nairobi shopping mall attack after a fierce firefight.
Madagascar deployed security forces onto a popular tourist island Saturday to track down members of a raging mob which lynched and burned two Europeans and a local man they accused of killing a local boy.
Kenya's military spokesman on Saturday named four men — including a Sudanese, a Kenyan Arab and a Somali — he said took part in the Islamist militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago in which at least 67 people were killed.