Thursday, February 13, 2014
Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem, published on Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
An officer in Algeria's intelligence service says 103 people died when a military plane crashed in the east of the country.
Long before Mali captured the global spotlight as an al-Qaida training ground where French soldiers had to intervene, the West African nation was celebrated for producing some of the biggest stars in world music.
Monday, February 10, 2014
A weekend of violence and looting in the Central African capital has left at least 10 people dead, witnesses and a humanitarian official told AFP on Sunday, including two more gruesome lynchings of minority Muslims.
Tunisian security forces arrested a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi after a fierce gunbattle during an overnight raid on a militant hideout, the interior ministry's spokesman said Sunday.
Libya's former prosecutor general was shot dead Saturday by unknown attackers in the eastern city of Derna, the justice minister said, the latest in a series of assassinations that have plagued the country.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Eight workers have been found dead in a deep underground South African gold mine after a blaze and rockfall, their employer said Thursday, but the search was on for another man still unaccounted for.
Community leaders gathered in Mali Thursday to mark an international day of campaigning against female genital mutilation, publicly renouncing a practice that is still legal in the deeply conservative west African nation.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
South African emergency services raced to rescue 17 miners trapped deep underground in a burning mine west of Johannesburg Wednesday, owners Harmony Gold said.
Tourists flock to Rwanda's mountains to see its famed gorillas, but now the small nation is working to diversify its economy with a natural insecticide farmed on nearby fertile foothills.