Niger’s military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead.
Human Rights Watch says Burundi’s government forces and ruling party members have beaten and killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule.
An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel’s European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country’s 70th anniversary festivities.
Family members of the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by Islamic militants four years ago are now calling for the U.N. to intervene to find out their fate.
Authorities in northern Nigeria say a German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the town of Kano.
Three commissioners from Kenya’s electoral commission say they’ve resigned over the suspension of the chief executive officer who was sent on compulsory leave to pave way for wider investigations into the conduct of the commission in last year’s elections.
The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority said it believes villagers poisoned eight lion cubs—11 lions in all– in retaliation for killing cattle near Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, National Geographic reported.
Egypt’s highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a “terrorist cell” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.
Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday.