- Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.
- Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.
- Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say Updated: Jun-29-15 11:19 am
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Two suicide bombings rocked Chad's capital, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed dozens, an official said Monday.
- Police arrest 60 for bombing in Chad capital Updated: Jun-28-15 2:14 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Officials in Chad have arrested 60 people including suspects from Cameroon, Nigeria and Mali in relation to an attack earlier this month in the capital that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others.
- Congo's president inaugurates new airport terminal, tower Updated: Jun-25-15 11:21 am
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president on Thursday inaugurated a new airport terminal building and control tower at the capital's airport, nearly 60 years after it first opened.
- New claims of child sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Africa Updated: Jun-23-15 1:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations says it has received allegations that U.N. peacekeepers sexually abused children in Central African Republic, where French troops are also being investigated for alleged sex abuse against boys.
- Spain proposes big fines for alleged Antarctic fish poachers Updated: Jun-23-15 10:01 am
MADRID - Authorities in Spain have accused a company there of running a lucrative international operation that illegally captured vast amounts of an Antarctic fish prized in top restaurants.
- Former Congo rebel leader's ICC trial to start in July Updated: Jun-16-15 10:14 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda will start in July, weighing charges including murder, rape and using child soldiers.
- At 91, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is a frequent flyer Updated: Jun-12-15 11:43 am
JOHANNESBURG - The African president has his hands firmly on the reins of government at home and is frequently on the move, flying around the globe.
- Congo army, UN take on rebel group in northeast Updated: Jun-10-15 1:52 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Congolese soldiers backed by U.N. forces have launched a military operation against a rebel group in the country's northeast and have killed at least 34 militants, officials said Wednesday.
- Congo slams US for political 'interference' in elections Updated: Jun-08-15 1:44 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - The Congolese government has slammed statements by a visiting U.S. official about the ongoing election dialogue as "unacceptable" and "intolerable" interference in the country's internal affairs.
- Suicide car bomber in Nigeria kills 8 soldiers near barracks Updated: Jun-04-15 6:33 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A suicide bomber exploded a car at a checkpoint outside a military barracks and killed eight soldiers on Thursday, witnesses said of the latest of daily attacks blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.
- US diplomat urges Congo, UN to join forces against rebels Updated: Jun-04-15 3:22 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's army and U.N. forces should work together in the fight against rebels in the east, a top U.S. State Department official said Thursday, despite lingering concerns about the human rights records of Congolese generals involved in the campaign.
- UN chief orders external probe into child sex abuse claims Updated: Jun-03-15 1:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. secretary-general is ordering an external, independent investigation into the way the world body has handled children's claims of sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic.
- Prosecutor receives French army file about sex-abuse probe Updated: Jun-03-15 10:17 am
PARIS - The Paris prosecutor's office has received documents linked to a military investigation of alleged sexual abuse by French soldiers against children in Central African Republic.