Friday, December 26, 2014
A Kenyan court Wednesday charged a suspected kingpin of the illegal ivory trade, who was on Interpol's most wanted list and described as an “environmental criminal,” with smuggling tusks.
Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove The Gambia from a trade agreement in response to human rights abuses, including a law signed in October that imposes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
Uruguay, a country of 3.3 million inhabitants and four times as many cows, hopes to feed 50 million people thanks to drones, “smart” combines and other high-tech farming techniques.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola under-funded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response to the outbreak, researchers said Monday.
Thousands of Ivorian pedestrians and motorists flocked to Abidjan's new toll bridge on Sunday as the long-awaited crossing, which is expected to boost trade in the world's top cocoa producer, opened to traffic.
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.