Monday, August 3, 2015
A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.
John Kelai became a runner to escape a hard and dangerous life in northern Kenya, where three of his uncles were killed in armed cattle raids when he was a teenager.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged on Friday to crush the insurgency "very soon".
Friday, July 31, 2015
A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of allowing the hunt that killed Cecil the lion was postponed Thursday amid continuing worldwide outrage at the animal's death.
An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked a global outcry.
The pygmies of West Africa evolved their short stature independently, and very differently, from their cousins in East Africa, French researchers said Tuesday.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The sacks of grain falling from the sky are the first food aid the people of Dablual have seen in months since fighting cut the South Sudanese village off in April.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a U.S. leader.
A court in Libya on Tuesday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 civil war.