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.
Monday, December 15, 2014
At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll Sunday.
Eight-year-old Rahma was on her way home from school when she was raped — another victim of a surge in child abuse that has been overshadowed by turmoil in Egypt.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to “humiliate and subjugate” his country.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Australia's government warned of further job losses Saturday as media reports said around 175 government agencies working in areas as diverse as Antarctic science and drought will be scrapped.
The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified “terrorists” on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won party primaries Thursday while the opposition coalition continued voting to choose a challenger for February presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The wife of a South African hostage who, according to American officials, was killed by a militant during an attempted rescue operation in Yemen said Tuesday that she forgives those who are responsible for his death.
Monday, December 8, 2014
U.S. officials have said they had no choice but to launch a special forces rescue operation in Yemen that ended with al-Qaida killing an American photojournalist and a South African teacher.