Sunday, October 19, 2014
The United Nations has urged rival militias in western Libya to observe a truce for at least four days from Saturday to facilitate humanitarian aid for civilians trapped by the fighting.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa's most populous nation.
The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) called the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Ten Chinese and 17 local hostages have been released in Cameroon, where they were kidnapped earlier this year in raids blamed on the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, Cameroon's president said Saturday.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for financial meetings promised more help.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Kenya's president says he will attend a status conference hearing at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague this week — but not as president.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
British millionaire Shrien Dewani pleaded not guilty to murdering his young bride while on a honeymoon in Cape Town and admitted he was bisexual, in an explosive opening to his long-awaited trial Monday.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Suspected Islamists killed at least nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger on Friday in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Charles Ble Goude, right-hand man of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, on Thursday told International Criminal Court (ICC) judges that he is a believer in non-violence who did everything for peace.