Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tumbling from the cloudless sky, hundreds of huge white sacks rain down on the South Sudanese town of Leer with a thundering sound, drowning out even the roar of the giant aircraft's engine above.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by the Islamists.
Monday, July 7, 2014
At least 21 people have been killed in new attacks in Kenya's Lamu coastal region, the area where some 60 people were massacred last month, Kenyan authorities said Sunday.
Ugandan troops have killed 41 attackers in a major battle with tribal gunmen in a western district near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, an army spokesman said Sunday.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
gers from a northeast Nigerian town where Boko Haram Islamists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls on Friday appealed to the United Nations to intervene because of worsening violence in the region.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Emergency talks on containing the worst Ebola outbreak in history were due to wrap up on Thursday, with ministers hoping to halt the virus' deadly rampage in West Africa after a jump in the number of deaths.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said.
The United Nations has documented more than 4,000 cases of children recruited and used in conflicts in 2013 and said in a report Tuesday that thousands more are estimated to have joined armies and rebel groups around the globe.
The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: “We can handle this.”
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
An attack on churches in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram killed more than 50 people, an official said on Monday, overshadowing festivities ahead of a last-16 World Cup match against France.