The protests, ignited over a low-budget American-produced video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, have spread across the world from France to Indonesia.
A new report from UNICEF, the WHO and the World Bank says that under-five mortality has decreased significantly worldwide, but many countries are still not on track to meet their Millennium Development Goals.
Hassan Sheik Mohamud was just elected president of the volatile country of Somalia. With a new constitution and parliament behind him, it's full steam ahead. But can he reverse the country's 21-year curse of failed statehood?
Israel sent 18 migrants from Eritrea back to Egypt on Thursday, the latest in a series of moves to stem the tide of illegal immigrants from African countries seeking asylum in Israel.
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians gathered near a public square in Addis Ababa Sunday to attend the state funeral of Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia, who died last month.
Raila Odinga, the nation’s prime minister has called for calm.
Pirates attacked an oil tanker off the coast of Togo, taking control of its bridge and kidnapping 24 sailors before escaping amidst gunfire with a naval patrol boat on Tuesday.
Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia died Monday at the age of 57 from an undisclosed illness ending weeks of speculation about his health, the Ethiopian state television announced Tuesday.
Controversy has erupted in Italy after a small town east of Rome built a memorial to a Fascist military leader, using public funds.
A grenade blast in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi killed one person on Friday, the day before U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is scheduled to arrive as part of her seven-nation African tour.
Despite the recent passage of a new constitution, corruption in Somalia's interim government could derail progress even before it begins.
Images of the People's Liberation Army of China, from past to present.
The Mombasa Republican Council has been granted legitimacy by the country's high court, setting the stage for a political battle that could threaten Kenya's stability.
The Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabab has executed three of its members whom it said were informants for U.S. and British intelligence agencies.
The Kalashnikov is a modern icon - one that's responsible for uncountable deaths, possibly including those in the Colorado massacre. It's cheap, it's plentiful, and in the middle of America, pretty easy to find
Relatives of U.S. citizens killed by drone strikes in Yemen have filed a lawsuit against senior members of the Obama administration, the latest legal challenge to the president's aggressive use of armed drones.
While the world's deadliest famine has officially ended, remaining food shortages coupled with insecurity and fighting between African Union forces and militant group al-Shabab have wreaked havoc on the nation and its people.
It may be a sailing piece of archaeology, but China's new treasure ship will be full of symbolic meaning for a country looking for maritime prestige.
A new base for Al Qaeda has emerged in the heart of the African Sahel, where no state army has yet been able to contest its presence.
Chinese, Indian and Japanese navies in the Gulf of Aden show a sense of pragmatism and cooperation among their forces, but wariness of China's military is unlikely to lift anytime soon in East Asia.
Dadaab lies near Kenya's border with Somalia, and members of the Somali rebel group al Shabab have carried out attacks and kidnappings in Kenya in the past.
Migrants seeking to escape from the Horn of Africa are often transported south by smugglers whose motives are far from humanitarian.
Dozens of men, women and children from Ethiopia died in the cold waters of Lake Malawi on Monday night. They were on an overcrowded boat with 60 passengers onboard. All are feared dead, and 47 bodies have been found so far.
A new report shows that the Ethiopian government, caught up in an ambitious, nationwide agricultural overhaul, is facilitating the mistreatment and forced relocation of small-scale farmers in Omo Valley.
Tanzanian officials have arrested a German national for his suspected involvement in a bomb attack in Nairobi last month.
The helicopter crash that killed Kenyan Security Minister George Saitoti on Sunday morning was a foggy event in more ways than one.
Washington, which put a $33 million bounty on the heads of six al Shabab commanders last week, said on Sunday that it will continue to provide assistance to the African Union Mission in Somalia, of which Kenya is a part, but did not elaborate.
Children in Syria were tortured, executed and used as human shields by the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime during military raids against rebels, a U.N. report released Monday said.
Less than a week after the State Department put a $33 million bounty out for the capture of six high-ranking Somali rebels, al Shabaab has retaliated by offering its own reward for President Barack Obama.
The American-backed transitional government of Somalia is set to hand over power to a new civilian government by Aug. 20