Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The rate at which the world is losing its forests has halved, but an area of woodland the size of South Africa has still been lost since 1990, a United Nations report revealed Monday.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hustling, theft, sex tourism and worse. Allegations of rape by U.N. troops supposedly deployed to keep the peace have loosened tongues about their misconduct in Central Africa, a destitute nation already rife with sex crimes.
Friday, September 4, 2015
At least 30 people were killed in the far north of Cameroon on Thursday in two successive suicide attacks, military and police sources said.
The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after al-Shabab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, according to Western military officials.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaign
Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.
Italian energy giant Eni on Sunday announced the discovery of the "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean, in Egypt's territorial waters.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Burkina Faso's Constitutional Council on Saturday provisionally cleared 16 candidates for presidential elections in October, but declared the nominee of ousted president Blaise Compaore's party ineligible.