Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Michel Kafando, a veteran diplomat and former foreign minister, was sworn in Tuesday as Burkina Faso's interim president to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in the West African country.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Burkina Faso on Sunday scrambled to pick an interim president ahead of an African Union sanctions deadline after the army seized power following the ousting of longtime ruler Blaise Compaore.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Video journalist Edem Srem and his team from MultiTvWorld in Ghana on Friday won the first-ever African Fact-Checking Awards, honoring journalism in Africa that exposes misleading claims by public figures.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Malian authorities on Wednesday reported two new deaths from Ebola that are not believed to be linked to the nation's only other known case, an alarming setback as Mali tries to limit the epidemic ravaging other countries in the region.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Forty-eight hours after the latest cease-fire deal in South Sudan, a battle broke out on Monday between government troops and rebel fighters in which 29 combatants died, said a military spokesman.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Boko Haram was suspected of killing nearly 50 pupils in a suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum.
At least 1,000 transgender Bangladeshis staged the conservative mainly Muslim country's first ever pride march on Monday to mark one year since the government recognized them as a third gender.
Egypt's deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) organization in Iraq and Syria, in a recording posted on its Twitter account on Monday.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Libya's elected parliament Thursday rejected a supreme court ruling nullifying it, saying the decision had been taken “under the threat of arms,” deepening a power struggle in the violence-wracked nation.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
As Ebola continues to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday elected its next Africa director, a doctor from Botswana who is a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency at a meeting in Benin.