Thursday, June 12, 2014
A gun battle erupted Wednesday between soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwandan forces on their volatile border, local Congolese officials said, adding to tensions between the rival nations.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 20 young mothers near a town in northeast Nigeria where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted nearly two months ago, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls and young women on April 15.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Abdel Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in as Egypt's president Sunday following a landslide election victory almost a year after he deposed the country's first freely elected leader and crushed his Islamist supporters.
Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates escaped their captors and are safe in Kenya, mediators who helped secure their freedom said Saturday.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants “definitely” face the danger of being raped, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict said Friday.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.
More than 200 people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, making it one of the worst ever outbreaks of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants headed to court on Tuesday to challenge a police ban on protest marches in the Nigerian capital, calling the decision illegal.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Nigeria's military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a soccer match that killed at least 40 people.