Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Amid a wave of violence hitting her country, transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza rushed back to Central African Republic from the United Nations General Assembly in New York, calling on her countrymen to show restraint and for foreign peacekeepers to take a greater role.
One woman was abducted by soldiers and taken to a military camp, tied up and raped repeatedly for two months.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Burkina Faso is freezing the assets of the leaders of the coup launched earlier this month, the state prosecutor said Saturday. An investigation will determine who will stand trial for the short-lived rebellion, the prime minister announced earlier.
Bare-chested and with leaves wrapped around their necks, a small group of voodoo worshippers emerges from a dense forest in southern Togo.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Burkina Faso's transitional president on Friday signed a decree to disband the presidential guard that staged a coup more than a week ago.
An alleged Islamic extremist charged with involvement in the destruction of religious buildings in the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali in 2012 has been arrested and was sent to the International Criminal Court early Saturday to face justice.
The World Health Organization on Friday took Nigeria off the list of polio-endemic countries, hailing a "historic achievement" more than a year after the last recorded case of the disease in Africa's most populous nation.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
People lined up at gas stations and money machines in Burkina Faso's capital on Thursday as life began returning to normal after a week-long coup.
South Sudan's army said Friday it was preparing bases outside the capital ahead of a pullout from Juba as part of a peace deal to end a 21-month civil war.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Kenyan security forces searching a Norwegian ship at Mombasa port discovered undeclared weapons among the consignment of United Nations vehicles, local police and the ship's Norwegian owner said Wednesday.