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  • Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

    2015-01-28 09:29

    Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favoured by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade.

  • Five foreigners, three guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

    2015-01-27 21:51

    Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said.

  • 3 killed as IS affiliates launch attack on Libya hotel

    2015-01-27 20:10

    At least two Islamic State (IS) affiliates launched an attack on Libya's biggest hotel in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people and injured several others, according to security sources.

  • 3,000 child soldiers released in S Sudan

    2015-01-27 19:18

    About 3,000 children will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children's agency said after a group of 280 children were freed on Tuesday.

  • Sons of Egypt's Mubarak released in corruption charges

    2015-01-26 18:45

    Alaa and Gamal, the two sons of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, have been released from prison, official MENA news agency reported on Monday.

  • Egypt museum admits King Tut's beard broke off

    2015-01-25 10:16

    The Egyptian Museum acknowledged the mask of King Tutankhamun had been glued back together after being damaged, but insisted the item could be restored.

  • UN staff member kidnapped in Central African Republic - UN spokesman

    2015-01-20 19:20

    Armed men in the capital of Central African Republic kidnapped a staff member with the U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSCA on Tuesday.

  • Zambia votes for new president

    2015-01-20 15:27

    Zambians lined up at polling stations on Tuesday to vote for a successor to President Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness.

  • At least 4 killed in clashes in Congo

    2015-01-20 11:00

    At least four people have been killed on Monday in clashes between police and protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa prompted by a demonstration against the amendment of constitution, witnesses said.

  • UN condemns escalating attacks by Boko Haram

    2015-01-20 09:48

    The UN condemned the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram, in its first formal reaction to the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the Nigerian extremist group.

  • FM's Africa visit strengthens ties

    2015-01-18 06:34

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up his week-long Africa tour on Friday, which has taken him to Kenya, Sudan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

  • Team returns home after fighting Ebola in Liberia

    2015-01-17 06:07

    After traveling for more than 20 hours, the first team of military medical workers dispatched to Liberia to help fight Ebola returned to Chongqing on Friday morning, having completed two months on the virus’s front line.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.