Monday, July 27, 2015
Somalia's Shabab insurgents assassinated a lawmaker and his guards, the president said late Saturday, hours after U.S. President Barack Obama said the al-Qaida affiliated militants had been "weakened."
Even before the bulldozers arrived life was tough for John Muyiisa, scratching a living from a rented farm on Lake Victoria's Kalangala island.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Egypt began Saturday the first trial run of its "new Suez canal," officials and state media said, ahead of the formal inauguration of the new shipping route next month.
The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian.
Eritrea on Saturday called on the United Nations to investigate the "abhorrent" flood of refugees from its borders to Europe, an exodus attributed to gross human rights violations in the hermit state.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Authorities in Burundi were expected Friday to announce the results of controversial presidential elections, with President Pierre Nkurunziza certain of winning a contested third consecutive term.
Friday, July 24, 2015
A cargo ship collided with a boat on the Nile carrying people celebrating an engagement, leaving at least 18 dead, Egyptian police said Thursday as divers searched for missing passengers.
Bomb blasts blamed on Boko Haram killed 29 people in Nigeria and 24 in Cameroon, officials said Thursday after Nigeria's new president warned that the U.S. refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is "aiding and abetting" the Islamic extremist group.
U.S. presidential tours are always expensive, but especially so when the country being visited is, like Kenya, the scene of regular terrorist attacks.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Six new wheelchairs are lined up near the entrance of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People's Centre in the central Nigerian city of Jos.