The death toll has risen to 276, with more than 300 people wounded, after a truck bombing in Somalia that the U.S. government condemned Sunday as a "cowardly" attack.
The death toll has risen to 231, with more than 275 people injured, after a truck bomb in Somalia that the U.S. government condemned Sunday as a "cowardly" attack.
Reacting to a truck bomb in Somalia's capital that killed at least 53 people Saturday, the U.S. government has joined a group of nations in condemning the attack.
Hospitals in Somalia's capital struggled to cope with a high number of casualties Sunday after a huge truck bomb blast killed at least 53 people and injured more than 60, security and medical sources said.
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A huge explosion from a truck bomb rattled Somalia’s capital Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than a dozen.
A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members and injuring six others, an Ivory Coast official said Saturday.
The Latest on the election of a new director for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Egypt's foreign ministry says it is demanding an inquiry into alleged "violations" during the elections for the top position at the U.N.'s cultural agency.
The Latest on Kenya's upcoming election (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Police in Kenya say they have killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country.
About 600 migrants have been brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea in one of the biggest arrivals since the Italian government struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit departures.
Police have used tear gas on protesters in Kenya's three largest cities after opposition leaders vowed to continue with demonstrations to press for electoral reforms despite a government ban.
A South African court has dealt a legal blow to President Jacob Zuma, opening the way to reinstating hundreds of corruption charges against him.
"In September there was no fuel anywhere," Samson Kamuya says.
Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says donors responded quickly to his warning in February that some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria, but while "famine has been kept at bay" the need for humanitarian aid is increasing.
Egyptian officials say an attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai Peninsula has killed six police.
One of Liberia's largest political parties is calling for a halt to counting of election results, citing voting irregularities and fraud.
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority.
Somali officials say the country's defense minister and army chief have resigned as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group steps up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.
An Ethiopian official says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations return to some parts of the East African country.
An Egyptian court has granted a re-trial to one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising, who was sentenced to life in prison for taking part in a violent protest months later.
The Latest on the reconciliation deal reached by rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah in Cairo-hosted negotiations (all times local): 2 p.m. Palestinian negotiators from rival Hamas and Fatah factions have signed a reconciliation deal at a short ceremony in Cairo.
A South African court has found that an anti-apartheid activist who died in 1971 was tortured and killed by police, and did not kill himself by jumping from a 10th-floor window as authorities said at the time.
Egypt has extended its state of emergency for yet another three months, according to a decision from President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.