Thursday, August 13, 2015
A bomb blast killed at least 24 people in northeastern Nigeria and hundreds of fighters invaded a town across the border in Cameroon in attacks Tuesday that witnesses and officials blame on Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
Verdant rice paddies stretch as far as the eye can see around Agboville, the heart of a drive for food self-sufficiency in Ivory Coast, better known as the world's top producer of cocoa -- for export.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
An international mission that monitored legislative elections in Haiti said Monday that there were scattered problems with violence and other disruptions during Sunday's first round but not enough to disrupt the legitimacy of the overall vote.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Twenty-one people have died and 66 others were hospitalized with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt, the health ministry said Monday.
Monday, August 10, 2015
The United Nations said Sunday it is investigating a shooting rampage that left five Rwandan peacekeepers dead in the Central African Republic, in what Kigali said appeared to be a terrorist act.
Forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government recaptured a southern provincial capital from Shiite rebels and their allies on Sunday as they pressed an advance from second city Aden.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Twelve people were killed, two of them foreigners, in a hostage siege at a hotel in central Mali that ended early Saturday when government troops stormed the building, the army said.
Pro-government forces in Yemen strengthened by tanks newly supplied by a Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive Saturday to retake the rebel-held capital of Abyan province, military sources said.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Fears mounted for the fate of a Croatian abducted in Egypt by Islamic State group militants who had threatened to execute him by the end of Friday.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Boko Haram militants kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighboring Nigeria, police and local sources said Wednesday.