Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Sentenced To 20 Years In Jail
March 10 2015 1:55 AM EDT
Simone Gbagbo was accused of aiding her husband in organizing armed terror gangs that undermined the country's security.
9 Foreigners Missing In Libya After Oil Field Raid
March 09 2015 12:26 PM EDT
Gunmen allegedly aligned with ISIS kidnap nine, behead eight in oil field raid.
Chad, Niger Launch New Offensive Against Boko Haram
March 09 2015 9:19 AM EDT
Coalition forces entered Nigeria in a massive convoy that included tanks, cargo trucks and water tankers, a witness said.
Chad, Niger Launch Offensive Against Boko Haram
March 08 2015 5:00 PM EDT
The Nigerian militant organization declared its allegiance to the Islamic State group on Saturday.
Today, It Is 'More Dangerous To Be A Woman Than A Soldier,' UN Says
March 08 2015 2:57 PM EDT
The world has made strides in gender equality but it still has much further to go, activists say.
Rocket Fire Kills 3 At UN Base In Northern Mali
March 08 2015 10:22 AM EDT
The attack came a day after an Islamist gunman killed five people in Mali's capital Bamako.
UN Chief Disappointed By Failure Of South Sudan Peace Talks
March 08 2015 1:29 AM EST
A political row in the world's youngest country triggered a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people. Talks broke down Friday.
Czech, Austrian, Other Foreigners Missing After Libya Oilfield Attack
March 07 2015 11:04 PM EST
Foreigners have increasingly become targets in Libya's turmoil, where two rival governments are battling for control.
Boko Haram Is 31st Jihadi Group To Swear Allegiance To Islamic State
March 07 2015 6:54 PM EST
Boko Haram, which controls most of northeastern Nigeria, became the latest militant Islamist group to swear allegiance or support to ISIS.
Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To ISIS
March 07 2015 6:40 PM EST
The symbolic move highlights increased coordination between jihadi movements across north Africa and the Middle East.
Bombings In Nigeria Bear Hallmarks Of Boko Haram
March 07 2015 10:24 AM EST
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the three bombings that killed at least 47 people Saturday, but the Islamist militant group is the prime suspect.
Nigeria's 'King of Guns' Battles Boko Haram With Vigilantes
March 07 2015 8:17 AM EST
Some local groups in Africa's most populous country are outperforming the nation's military in fighting terrorists.
Egypt Executes First Muslim Brotherhood Supporter After Ban
March 07 2015 6:55 AM EST
Egyptian officials say Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan was hanged because he threw children from a building during the 2013 riots.
Suspects Arrested In Mali Hotel Attack That Killed 5
March 07 2015 1:35 AM EST
Eight people were also wounded in the attack where four gunmen opened fire using a machine gun and also threw a grenade.
Libya Reclaims Oilfields From Islamist Militants
March 06 2015 4:27 PM EST
The state-owned oilfield security forces had to fight the militants without the assistance of state troops.
Boko Haram Prepares For Showdown With Multinational Troops
March 06 2015 11:45 AM EST
Militant fighters have reportedly told town residents to flee to avoid being killed in the crossfire of an anticipated battle.
South Sudan Peace Talks Suspended Indefinitely
March 06 2015 9:03 AM EST
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, which supervised the talks, is expected to address the situation later Friday.
'Decades' Before Gender Gap Is Closed
March 06 2015 4:21 AM EST
A UN report, issued ahead of International Women's Day, finds progress to correct gender inequality has been painfully slow.
Egypt-Gaza Border At Rafah To Reopen
March 05 2015 6:20 PM EST
The border crossing between Gaza and Egypt at Rafah will reopen, once Egyptian authorities hand over control of the crossing to the Palestinian Authority.
Dozens Killed In Suspected Boko Haram Attack On Remote Nigerian Village
March 05 2015 6:03 PM EST
Reports said the Njaba attack killed anywhere from 45 to 64 or more villagers.