Somali migrants travel through Sudan into Libya or Egypt, from where they set off in overcrowded, rickety boats that must sail through choppy seas.
The African nation’s army tried to cover up the slaughter of hundreds of Shiite men, women and children, an Amnesty International report says.
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Thought to bring wealth and good luck, albino body parts have become a hot commodity on the black market in Malawi and southern Africa.
A government official in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region told local media the children would soon be rescued from South Sudan and reunited with their families.
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A severe fuel shortage is behind the move by the Nigeria-based terrorist group, say civilian and military sources in the African nation.
The IMF also canceled a planned trip to Mozambique this week after discovering the country allegedly had $1 billion in previously undisclosed government debt.
Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke made the requests at a meeting Tuesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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For Malawi residents, however, the declaration seems too little too late.
Some of the Nigerian students abducted April 14, 2014, escaped from their captors. But what happened to the remaining 219 remains a mystery.
A Nigerian government official revealed this week that 347 Shiite Muslims were killed and secretly buried following clashes with the military.
Leaders of South Africa’s ruling ANC party in Gauteng province have all but urged President Jacob Zuma to resign over the Nkandla scandal.
The military conducted the vast operation with Cameroonian troops from the Multinational Joint Task Force, whose mandate is to end Boko Haram’s brutal insurgency.
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said Kenyan police carrying assault rifles threw tear gas to force its citizens onto a China-bound plane.
Chadians must decide whether to re-elect one of the longest-serving leaders in Africa, President Idriss Déby.
Freelance photographer Kevin Patrick Dawes, 33, was kidnapped after traveling to Syria from Turkey in 2012.
In an online statement released Tuesday, the Nigerian military urged other militants to abandon the Islamic insurgency.
With a divided opposition and no strong challenger, the leader of the African nation will extend his 17-year rule.