Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Nigeria's military on Sunday claimed it had overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, a day after the Islamists struck at a crowded bus station in the northeast, killing seven.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Egyptian authorities Sunday hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.
A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists.
Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.
The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country.
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Morocco is to allow abortion in cases of rape or serious fetal malformation, the Royal Palace announced Friday after a heated debate on illegal abortions in the North African nation.
Mali's government and several armed groups signed a peace accord Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but missing the crucial backing of the main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of restive northeastern Nigeria's Borno state, local and vigilante sources said Friday.
Friday, May 15, 2015
An attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza ended in failure on Friday as coup leaders admitted defeat and were arrested or hunted down by loyalist troops.