Saturday, June 6, 2015
More than 150 people have died in a devastating filling station blast during heavy flooding in Ghana's capital, prompting the nation's leader to call three days of national mourning over the "catastrophic" loss of life.
Friday, June 5, 2015
ACCRA, Ghana -- The death toll from a huge gas station explosion and flooding in Ghana's capital has more than doubled to 150 people, the president said Thursday night.
Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was Thursday approved by the parliament of Mauritius as the Indian Ocean island nation's new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.
More than 70 people were killed in a fire at a gas station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said Thursday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The lion that killed an American tourist at a privately run game park outside Johannesburg will be moved to an isolated enclosure but the venue will remain open to the public, officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Police in Kenya said Monday they have launched an investigation into photos posted on social media that appear to show officers mercilessly whipping a group of Somali youths.
Monday, June 1, 2015
The South African public official who led a probe into allegations that President Jacob Zuma spent millions of public money upgrading his home on Sunday blasted a report clearing the embattled leader of any wrongdoing.
A pre-dawn suicide attack in northwest Libya Sunday claimed by the Islamic State group killed five members of the Fajr Libya militia alliance that controls the capital, the militia said.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen held talks in Egypt with Al-Azhar that broached the top Sunni Muslim body's "serious concerns" over her party's stance on Islam, it said.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday vowed to challenge an overwhelming parliamentary vote to impeach him, alleging corruption in the voting process.