Monday, December 22, 2014
A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are “infidels” or non-believers.
Egypt's powerful intelligence chief, a longtime mentor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said Saturday.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
More than 35,000 marriages involving minors took place in Morocco last year, according to a report released Friday on sexual violence against children in the North African country.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Thursday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
From a 14-month old toddler to a 105-year old grandmother: the first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan since civil war began a year ago were released Monday.
Monday, December 15, 2014
At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll Sunday.
Eight-year-old Rahma was on her way home from school when she was raped — another victim of a surge in child abuse that has been overshadowed by turmoil in Egypt.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to “humiliate and subjugate” his country.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Australia's government warned of further job losses Saturday as media reports said around 175 government agencies working in areas as diverse as Antarctic science and drought will be scrapped.
The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified “terrorists” on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.