7 People died in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI - DECEMBER 09: Dead bodies of people, who lost their lives during the clashes between security forces and unidentified people, are seen...

Mortar attack kills three civilians in Somalia

-Attack in Mogadishu believed targeting government offices, local media reports MOGADISHU, Somalia - Three people were killed and 10 injured in a mortar attack in...

Robust global inventories drive world food prices down : FAO

Ample supplies, lower energy prices and a strong dollar were all factors in lower food prices, FAO says ANKARA - Global food prices fell in...

Africa: Child suicide bombers rise 10-fold says UN

New report reveals huge two-year rise in minors carrying out suicide attacks in Lake Chad region By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria – UNICEF said on Tuesday...

Zimbabwe: Land sales to Mugabe allies irk war veterans

Former liberation war combatants in Zimbabwe have expressed anger over alleged illegal land sales that benefited President Robert Mugabe's allies. During a media briefing held...

Six killed in al-Shabaab attack in central Somalia

Attack targeted meeting aiming to form local administration as part of government plan to institute federal form of governance MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Six people were killed...

South Africa: Oscar Pistorius granted bail

Pistorius’s legal team will appeal former athlete's murder conviction in constitutional court By Hassan Isilow PRETORIA, South Africa – A South African high court on Tuesday...

UPDATE – Army kills senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria

Day after killing six people, Nigerian military has killed a senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria as it hunts down Islamic Movement of Nigeria...

UPDATE 2 – Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths

US warns its citizens to leave after violence claims the lives of at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers UPDATES WITH U.S. TRAVEL WARNING BUJUMBUR/...

UPDATE 2 – Army kills senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria

Islamic Movement claims 18 killed by Nigerian military; whereabouts of prominent Shia leader unknown UPDATES WITH MOVEMENT'S CLAIM OF 18 DEATHS, WHEREABOUTS OF LEADER UNKOWN LAGOS,...

Kenyans falling victim to ‘Devil’s Breath’ criminals

Victim of drugging had home cleared out while under influence following meeting at petrol station By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya - When Ann Njeri left home one...

Nigerian presidential vote results expected Monday

The election commission said claims of irregularities were being investigated LAGOS (AA) - Nigeria's independent electoral body asserted on Sunday that the results of the...

Pope Francis visits Central African Republic

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - NOVEMBER 30: Pope Francis visits Central Mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic on November 30, 2015. Footage by Freelance...

Triple suicide bombings kill 30 in Lake Chad

Chadian security sources blame bomb blasts on Boko Haram N'DJAMENA, Chad - At least 30 people have been killed and 80 others injured after a...

Kenya, Ethiopia sign deal to end border conflict

Decades of violence has deterred development in areas either side of frontier By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya - The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia met Monday to launch...