Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Forty-eight hours after the latest cease-fire deal in South Sudan, a battle broke out on Monday between government troops and rebel fighters in which 29 combatants died, said a military spokesman.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Boko Haram was suspected of killing nearly 50 pupils in a suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum.
At least 1,000 transgender Bangladeshis staged the conservative mainly Muslim country's first ever pride march on Monday to mark one year since the government recognized them as a third gender.
Egypt's deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) organization in Iraq and Syria, in a recording posted on its Twitter account on Monday.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Libya's elected parliament Thursday rejected a supreme court ruling nullifying it, saying the decision had been taken “under the threat of arms,” deepening a power struggle in the violence-wracked nation.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
As Ebola continues to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday elected its next Africa director, a doctor from Botswana who is a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency at a meeting in Benin.
An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Quran, police said.
South African prosecutors Tuesday appealed the manslaughter verdict and five-year sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend last year, calling it “shockingly light and inappropriate.”
African leaders were headed for Burkina Faso on Wednesday to pressure the army into keeping its promise to hand power back to civilians within a fortnight after the fall of President Blaise Compaore.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Burkina Faso's military promised on Monday to hand power to a "consensus" leader following the popular uprising that toppled Blaise Compaore, as African nations gave the regime two weeks to return to civilian rule.