Saturday, August 30, 2014
The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday launched a national electronic identity card scheme, which backers said would boost access to financial and government services in Africa's most populous nation.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner, died Wednesday from complications following heart surgery. He was 63.
Niger's head of parliament, who faces questioning in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has “discreetly” left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official said.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Li Luming carefully straightens a tablecloth in his empty restaurant in Sierra Leone's capital as he laments the damage Ebola has done to business.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with Islamists naming a rival premier.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria forced thousands of people to flee on Monday, in a fresh assault indicating the militants' growing ability to strike at will.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Islamist militias openly challenged the legitimacy of parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport, plunging Libya's rocky political transition into a fresh crisis on Sunday.
Eighteen bodies were found Sunday aboard an inflatable dinghy adrift off Italy, media reported, amid a new surge of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Europe.
In corners of Tripoli unaffected by militia violence gripping the capital, Libyans sip espresso and eat pizza — defiantly, as the sound of gunfire echoes in the distance.