Dozens killed in Nigeria clashes, claims top soldier

Claims focus on heavy fighting in country's northeast; 9 soldiers, 50 Boko Haram rebels killed LAGOS – At least nine soldiers and over 50 Boko...

For Ivorian Muslims, Ramadan spirit will always triumph

Despite the sharp rise in prices and harsh climate, Ivorians welcome the Holy month of Ramadan with serenity. BOUAKE, Ivory Coast  - Ivorian Muslims, like other Muslims...

African Development Bank: Africa to grow from 3-4 pct

Encouraging the production of value-added products is one goal for the African Development Bank, president says ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - In an interview with Anadolu...

Suez Canal upgrade may not live up to promise

Experts say canal upgrade may not attract levels of traffic projected By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA - Improvements to the Suez Canal may not provide the...

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...

At least 15 killed in Burundi landslide

At least 15 people were killed near Burundian capital Bujumbura after a hill collapsed on Sunday due to torrential rains, according to Bujumbura Rural...

Death toll in Ghana explosion, flooding rises

President declares three days' mourning after 150 killed in petrol station explosion, flooding in Accra ACCRA, Ghana – A petrol station explosion and flooding in...

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...

South African president sued over miners report

Lawyers representing Marikana Miners sue to compel President Zuma to immediately release official report of inquiry into killing of 34 mineworkers in 2012 By Hassan...

‘Hell on Earth,’ Terrors of a Syrian War

Advancements in moving picture technologies — not simply electronic capturing with data, however ever-compartmentalized lens as well as sensor— has initiated ground-breaking novel proportions...

Myanmar to hold long-awaited general election Nov. 8

Critics say elections cannot be considered free, fair as military still retains a quarter of all seats in parliament By Joshua Carroll YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar’s long-awaited...

Women in Uganda falling prey to Facebook sex attacks

Growing numbers attacked by men they meet through social media, leading lawyer saysBy Halima AthumaniKAMPALA, Uganda - An increasing number of young women in...

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,...

Sudan’s Bashir pardons rebels after being sworn-in for new term

During speech, Bashir calls on rebels and opposition to join national dialogue initiative which he released more than a year ago By Mohammed Amin KHARTOUM, Sudan - During...

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...