Monday, January 12, 2015
Nigeria's military has called for support in tackling Boko Haram after a major attack on a key northeast town that is feared could be the worst in the bloody six-year insurgency.
South Africa's capacity to generate electricity is shrinking due to ageing power plants, latest statistics show, and the continent's most developed economy could face rolling blackouts for years to come.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
At least 10 people were killed on Saturday when a young girl, thought to be aged about 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross and vigilantes said.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Rebels in South Sudan slaughtered at least 353 civilians in April last year, including people sheltering in a mosque, hospital and a United Nations base, U.N. rights investigators said Friday.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
U.S. prosecutors on Monday charged two men with conspiring to overthrow the government of Gambia in a failed coup ostensibly aimed at restoring democracy to the small West African nation.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Former interior minister Habib Essid, who held a number of posts under Tunisia's ousted regime, has been tasked with forming a government as prime minister designate, he told reporters Monday.
At least five people were killed in a gun attack Monday on a Malian army base close to the Mauritanian frontier, military sources said.
Libya's internationally recognized government said Monday that its aircraft bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna, killing two crewmen and drawing condemnation from Greece.
Monday, January 5, 2015
At least 100 rebels have been killed after a cross-border attack against the central African nation of Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a top military source told AFP Sunday.
Friday, January 2, 2015
The U.S. military on Wednesday confirmed killing the intelligence chief of Somalia's Shabab militants in an air strike this week, saying it dealt a setback to the al-Qaida-linked group.