The relentless civil war in Syria and a surge of South Sudanese fleeing the collapse of peace efforts in their country helped propel the global population of displaced people to a postwar record in 2016, the United Nations refugee agency said Monday.
DAKAR, Senegal — Four gunmen stormed a camping resort outside Mali’s capital on Sunday, killing two people before escaping in a shootout with soldiers from an antiterrorism unit, a security ministry official said.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — An assault by militants in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, began Wednesday evening with a car bombing at the gates of a hotel popular with foreigners and continued with gunfire at a nearby restaurant.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Militants began an assault in the capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday evening with a car bombing at the gates of a hotel popular with foreigners, and continued with gunfire at a nearby restaurant.
Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, a Namibian nationalist leader who fought a long and dogged campaign for his land’s independence and was jailed for 16 years alongside Nelson Mandela in
At least 15 people were missing on Tuesday after a seven-story residential building gave way in Nairobi, Kenya, highlighting once again the problem of shoddy construction in one of the world’s fastest-growing cities.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Armed men stormed the Kangbayi prison on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, freeing more than 900 inmates, most of them charged with taking part in mass killings in the country’s restive northeast.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Shabab militants killed dozens of people — soldiers and civilians, including children — when they stormed a military base on Thursday in northeastern
Wildfires that tore through a coastal South African town on Wednesday, killing at least four people and forcing about 10,000 to evacuate their homes, were still not fully controlled on Thursday, according to local news reports.
NAIROBI, Kenya — With sloping, charcoal-gray walls that resemble the elegant curves of a luxury car, Nairobi’s sleek new railway station, built by