Blast kills 20 in Nigeria’s Kaduna State: Governor

Attack comes only hours after suicide bombing at mosque in nearby Kano State LAGOS, Nigeria – At least 20 people were killed – and a number...

Group highlights endangered species in Cambodia

World Wildlife Fund seeks to highlight endangerment of 10 species in a protected forest area, ahead of International Endangered Species Day. PHNOM PENH - The Cambodian...

Dozens feared dead as explosion rocks Nigeria’s Yola market

Blast comes hours after Nigeria, Chad pledge to renew efforts to crush Boko Haram By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria - As many as 25 people are...

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...

UNODC Regional Representative for West and Central Africa Lapaque in Dakar

Pierre Lapaque, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for West and Central Africa, delivers a speech during a press conference...

Kenya freezes accounts of suspected terror financiers

It suspended the Hawala informal cash transfer system used by Somali expatriates NAIROBI – The Kenyan government has frozen 86 bank accounts belonging to entities...

Thailand seizes 2nd large consignment of African ivory

511 elephant tusks found hidden in bags of tea leaves shipped from Kenya. BANGKOK - Just one week after Thai police seized the largest consignment...

Report lays bare impact of jail on Cambodian moms, kids

- Rights group speaks with mothers who recounted having nowhere to leave their children, some of whom were left without enough food By Lauren Crothers PHNOM...

Kenya, Tanzania resolve tourism standoff

Kenya reduced fights to Tanzania and banned its tour vehicles from accessing Kenyatta airport Kenyan authorities confirmed on Sunday that Tanzanian tour vehicles will be...

Twin blasts kill 44 in Nigeria’s Jos: Local official

Deadly explosions strike mosque, restaurant in north-central Plateau State’s provincial capital LAGOS, Nigeria – At least 44 people were killed on Sunday night when twin...

10 die in wall collapse in flooded Nairobi

Roads were completely flooded NAIROBI - Ten people were crushed to death on Monday night after a mosque perimeter wall collapsed onto shanties erected close...

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...

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...

South Africa makes progress in fight against HIV/AIDS

In South Africa, over 6 million people are HIV positive JOHANNESBURG  - The South African government said Tuesday it had made tremendous progress in providing antiretroviral...

Cholera-hit Tanzania cancels independence day celebration

Tanzania president has urged citizens to use the day instead for a nationwide clean-up drive aimed at stemming the spread of a cholera epidemic...