Friday, July 17, 2015
Nigeria's new president Muhammadu Buhari is due to meet Barack Obama on Monday in Washington, where they are set to discuss the fight against terrorism and boost damaged bilateral relations.
A U.S. drone strike in Somalia has killed four senior members of the al-Qaida-affiliated Shebab, including the alleged mastermind of the Garissa University massacre in Kenya in April, a Kenyan interior ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Rwandan lawmakers voted Tuesday in support of a constitutional change to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power as president, backing a petition signed by millions of citizens.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
A U.N. Yemen truce aimed at delivering desperately needed aid to millions threatened with famine failed to take hold Saturday as clashes and Saudi-led coalition air strikes persisted.
International donors pledged US$3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the US$3.2 billion their presidents sought.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Police released two Ugandan presidential challengers late Thursday after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission.
Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by Shebab militants, Kenya's police chief said.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
At least 25 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a packed government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, in a suspected suicide attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
NAIROBI - Suspected Shebab militants killed at least 14 people in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists.
At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the emergency services said on Monday, after a wave of mass casualty attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants.