Thursday, March 12, 2015
Clutching a small bag of corn in one hand, 6-year-old Haova Toboha scratches the ground with the other in hopes of turning up stray kernels left from a U.N. food handout.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, after repeated indications that it was seeking a formal tie-up and a series of Nigerian military successes against the rebels.
Two bombs exploded on Sunday in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, one outside a popular supermarket chain and another near a police station, killing one person and wounding at least nine, security officials said.
Three people were killed and 14 wounded in a rocket attack early Sunday on a U.N. base in Mali's northeastern city of Kidal, said the United Nations mission in Mali.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Two Europeans and three locals were shot dead in a nightclub Mali's capital early Saturday in a suspected terror attack that came as the government reached a key stage of peace talks with militants in the restive north.
An image of a battered woman in a tight-fitting gold and white dress has triggered a social media storm in abuse-ridden South Africa and around the world.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country's internationally recognized parliament, an official said Monday, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven nation.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sierra Leone's vice president, Sam Sumana has placed himself in quarantine following the Ebola death of one of his guards, a government spokesman said Saturday, as the country reintroduced travel restrictions as the number of new cases rises again.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is alleged to have amassed assets worth between US$32 billion and US$60 billion, most believed to have been transferred abroad under other names, U.N. experts said in a report circulated Wednesday.