Friday, December 26, 2014
Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove The Gambia from a trade agreement in response to human rights abuses, including a law signed in October that imposes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
Uruguay, a country of 3.3 million inhabitants and four times as many cows, hopes to feed 50 million people thanks to drones, “smart” combines and other high-tech farming techniques.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola under-funded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response to the outbreak, researchers said Monday.
Thousands of Ivorian pedestrians and motorists flocked to Abidjan's new toll bridge on Sunday as the long-awaited crossing, which is expected to boost trade in the world's top cocoa producer, opened to traffic.
Monday, December 22, 2014
A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are “infidels” or non-believers.
Egypt's powerful intelligence chief, a longtime mentor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said Saturday.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released Friday on sexual violence against children in the North African country.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Thursday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
From a 14-month old toddler to a 105-year old grandmother: the first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan since civil war began a year ago were released Monday.
Monday, December 15, 2014
At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll Sunday.