Tuesday, March 4, 2014
South African Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his girlfriend as his trial opened with a neighbor testifying she heard “bloodcurdling” screams on the night of the killing.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Twin car bomb blasts at a bustling marketplace killed at least 51 people in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of the country's Islamic extremist terrorist group, a Red Cross official said Sunday.
Egypt's new prime minister said Sunday that security was his top priority, as police and soldiers have faced near daily attacks since the July ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
A French engineer was shot dead in the restive city of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Sunday, a source at the hospital where he was taken said.
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party picked Defense Minister Filipe Nyussi as its presidential candidate late Saturday, a decision likely to see current President Armando Guebuza maintain influence even after he steps down following October polls.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Uganda accused the World Bank of blackmail Friday after the lender stalled a US$90 million loan over the east African nation's adoption of a draconian anti-gay law.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 37 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday.
Uganda has shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Egypt's interim president has chosen as prime minister a construction magnate from the era of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday when they attacked secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria's troubled northeast.1 Comment