Monday, December 28, 2015
Thousands of supporters of Burundi's president Saturday protested against the African Union's plan to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers to quell the country's escalating unrest.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
A plan to evacuate thousands of jihadist fighters and civilians from three besieged districts of Syria's capital was on hold Saturday, a day after an airstrike killed a rebel leader.
The Central African Republic holds a key election amid tight security Wednesday, hoping to turn a page on the worst sectarian violence seen in the notoriously restive nation.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
A huge Christmas Eve explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria left several people charred beyond recognition, police said Friday, as fatality numbers ranged from single digit figures to scores.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Shiite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Burundi security forces carried out executions by shooting people in the head after street battles in the capital earlier this month, Amnesty International said Tuesday, warning of a "deepening human rights crisis."
The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than 1 million children out of school, the U.N. children's agency reported on Tuesday, highlighting fears that a lack of education will fuel further radicalism in and around Nigeria.