Monday, December 23, 2013
A suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives at an army checkpoint outside the city of Benghazi on Sunday, killing seven soldiers in the first such attack in Libya's deepening turmoil.
A Mozambican Airlines captain had a “clear intention” to crash an airplane that went down in Namibia killing 33 at the end of November, according to a preliminary investigation reported Saturday.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
A U.S. aircraft came under fire from unidentified forces on Saturday while trying to evacuate Americans from a spiraling conflict in South Sudan. The U.S. military said four of its members were wounded in the attacks.
Fighting escalated on Saturday in South Sudan, with a top commander in the country's key oil-producing region defecting to the rebels and foreign governments scrambling to evacuate their nationals.
Egypt referred to trial deposed President Mohammed Morsi and 129 others, including members of Hamas and Hezbollah, on Saturday on murder and other charges related to a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.
The widow of an American teacher shot dead by gunmen in Libya two weeks ago said on Friday that she forgave the men who attacked her husband, whom she described as a devout Christian.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
African mediators said they held "productive" talks on Friday with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, trying to prevent an almost week-long conflict plunging the world's newest nation into an ethnic civil war.
U.S. President Barack Obama warned that South Sudan stands at the “precipice” of civil war amid spiraling violence, with the U.N. launching a rescue mission after three Indian peacekeepers were killed.
Madagascans voted Friday in a presidential run-off aimed at pulling the Indian Ocean island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.
Uganda's parliament on Friday passed an anti-homosexuality bill that would see repeat offenders jailed for life, reports and activists said.