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Fourteen dead in DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist fighters killed 14 people in eastern Congo, local authorities said, as a month-long spike in violence complicates efforts to contain a deadly...

Cameroon separatists shoot at airliner

Separatist rebels fired on a Cameroon Airlines passenger jet approaching Bamenda airport, their leader told Reuters. The scheduled flight from Douala landed safely, Cameroon...

Another Burkina Faso church attack

At least 14 people were killed in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday, government said. The identity of the...

Iraqi protesters killed

Iraqi security forces shot dead 45 protesters after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate, in what could mark a turning point in the...

Nineteen dead in another DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist rebels killed at least 19 people in east Congo, an official said, the latest attack causing anger at perceived inaction by the...

Sudan militia leader allegedly part of illegal gold sales

Late last year, as President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s hold on power weakened, one of Sudan’s most feared militia leaders lashed out against the government...

Iranian banks and government buildings torched

More than 730 banks and 140 government sites were torched in recent unrest in Iran, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in remarks published...

UN buildings torched in DR Congo, two dead

Two people were killed in clashes with police in eastern Congo after protesters in Beni set fire to the mayor’s office and several UN...

Jihadists strike gold in the Sahel

People around Pama, a West African town on the edge of vast forested conservation areas, had long been forbidden by government to dig for...

Hawks swoop on former State Security Minister

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Member of Parliament MP and former Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charge of...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...