Friday, January 15, 2016
The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 people and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country to get the all-clear.
Saa Mathias Lenoh, a high school student in the Guinean capital Conakry, says he's "learning to smile little by little," like thousands of other youngsters orphaned by Ebola in West Africa.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers Wednesday at a northern Cameroon mosque, security officials said, hitting an area regularly targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Burundi journalist Esdras Ndikumana, the AFP and Radio France Internationale correspondent who was forced to flee last year, was awarded the 2015 French diplomatic press prize on Monday for his work covering the troubled country.
Decades of successive crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left 7.5 million people -- 9 percent of the population -- in need of humanitarian aid including food, the United Nations said Monday.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Three European holidaymakers wounded in an attack in an Egyptian resort were in stable condition on Saturday, as a witness recounted how the assailants burst into the hotel and stabbed guests.
The main street of this dusty South African town is lined with empty buckets, marking each residents' place in line as they wait for their daily water ration to be brought in by unreliable trucks.
Thousands of South Sudanese have fled fighting and extreme hunger in recent weeks, the United Nations says in a report, as leaders struggle to honor a peace deal on the ground.
The party of Madagascar's president has won an overwhelming victory in last month's senatorial elections, held six years after the upper house of parliament was dissolved because of a coup, the electoral commission said.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
The EU urged Libyan politicians to back a unity government Friday, as the Islamic State group claimed suicide bombings that killed dozens and sparked fears of a jihadist expansion on Europe's doorstep.