Thursday, March 19, 2015
Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday, calling the devastation "kind of crazy, chilling."
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Congo's security forces detained a U.S. diplomat Sunday in a raid that also targeted journalists and regional democracy activists and accused them of posing a threat to stability, a government spokesman said.
Monday, March 16, 2015
In the Virunga national park, Africa's oldest natural reserve and home to the mountain gorilla, the endangered Great Ape and its habitat are under a new threat: oil exploration.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police said Thursday.
Forty-two people were killed and at least 20 others seriously injured on Wednesday in a collision between a bus and a truck in central Tanzania, officials said.
Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated Shabab militants on Thursday attacked a fortified area in the central town of Baidoa, home to a key regional government headquarters, United Nations compound and airport, security officials said.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Clutching a small bag of corn in one hand, 6-year-old Haova Toboha scratches the ground with the other in hopes of turning up stray kernels left from a U.N. food handout.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, after repeated indications that it was seeking a formal tie-up and a series of Nigerian military successes against the rebels.
Two bombs exploded on Sunday in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, one outside a popular supermarket chain and another near a police station, killing one person and wounding at least nine, security officials said.