Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Troops pounded the remaining hilltop positions of M23 rebels Monday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo despite a truce call by the beleaguered insurgents.
A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with terrorist offences for helping al-Qaida-linked militants carry out an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people.
Africans were treated Sunday to a spectacular solar eclipse that swept across the continent, while sky-gazers in the United States and Europe also glimpsed the rare phenomenon.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Egypt's deposed Islamist president is to go on trial Monday on charges of incitement of violence and murder, in what will be Mohammed Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3.
Paris on Sunday blamed terrorist groups for the murder in “cold blood” of two radio journalists in northern Mali, and said French troops would boost security in the restive zone.
The leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels on Sunday urged his fighters to lay down arms against army troops waging an offensive against them in the country's troubled east.
Niger has rounded up close to 150 migrants crossing the Sahara to Algeria in the past two days, in a crackdown on illegal migration after 92 people died of thirst trying to make the same desert journey.
A stampede at an all-night church vigil disrupted by politicking over a contentious gubernatorial election has killed 24 people and injured 17 in Nigeria's southeast Anambra state, the Red Cross and government officials said Sunday.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Gunmen abducted and killed two French radio journalists on assignment in northern Mali on Saturday, French and Malian officials said, grabbing the pair as they left the home of a rebel leader.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
A South African court sentenced a man to two life terms on Friday for the rape, mutilation and murder of a teenager in a case that shocked a nation with one of the world's highest levels of violent crime.