Congo’s “Terminator” stands at trial at The Hague

THE HAGUE - At his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, former Democratic Republic of Congo warlord and rebel leader...

Poor rains in Ethiopia lead to new UN aid forecasts

ADDIS ABABA - Weak seasonal rains, which may be linked to El Nino conditions, are hitting agricultural output, causing a further 1.6 million people than...

178 Boko Haram hostages rescued

BORNO - Nigerian forces have freed 178 from the clutches of the Boko Haram. The area north-east of Chibok, where 200 young girls were taken...

Gaddafi’s son, eight others sentenced to death

TRIPOLI - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son Libya’s former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, and eight other top officials of the now deposed regime have been sentenced...

Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall reopens

NAIROBI—Kenya's Westgate shopping mall, the site of a deadly terror attack in which 67 people were killed and scores were injured in 2013, has...

Nigeria refreshes military leadership

ABUJA—Since taking office in May, Buhari has made finding, combating and ending the threat of Boko Haram, and this move is a step in...

Will Al-Shabaab join Islamic State?

MOGADISHU—There have been rumours of the Somalia-based group seeing the successes of Islamic State expansion and victories over organised governmental armies, and being tempted...

12 arrests over Sousse attack

TUNIS—After a lone gunman shot and killed 38 people in Sousse, Tunisia on Friday, June 26, investigations have led to the arrest of 12...

Row over age of consent in Zimbabwe

HARARE - Zimbabwe's Prosecutor General has been criticised after questioning whether sex with girls under the age of 16 should be considered rape. Johannes Tomana...

UN appoints Senegalese diplomat Abdoulaye Bathily to head Burundi crisis talks

BUJUMBURA - Abdoulaye Bathily, who is already the UN's Special Representative for Central Africa, has been appointed to head Burundi crisis talks. Bathily arrived...