Saturday, March 7, 2015
Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country's internationally recognized parliament, an official said Monday, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven nation.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sierra Leone's vice president, Sam Sumana has placed himself in quarantine following the Ebola death of one of his guards, a government spokesman said Saturday, as the country reintroduced travel restrictions as the number of new cases rises again.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is alleged to have amassed assets worth between US$32 billion and US$60 billion, most believed to have been transferred abroad under other names, U.N. experts said in a report circulated Wednesday.
The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly US$300,000, police said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Two blasts rocked bus stations in embattled northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people, as relentless attacks persist less than five weeks from general elections.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
At least 17 people were killed on Tuesday when a blast ripped through a bus in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, witnesses and rescue workers said, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.
The head of the U.N.'s climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down, the body announced Tuesday, amid claims that he sexually harassed a subordinate.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Nearly 500 miners who were trapped underground by a fire at a gold mine in South Africa on Sunday were brought to the surface safely, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said.
A bomb blast outside the Iranian ambassador's house in Libya's capital on Sunday which caused minor damage to the empty building was claimed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.