Central African Republic’s minister for youth and sport kidnapped in the capital, Bangui (official)
Japan will ‘do its utmost’ to release IS group hostageJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan would "do its utmost" to secure the release of a second hostage held by the Islamic State group after an online video…
DR Congo lawmakers ‘to drop’ part of election bill after unrestThe Democratic Republic of Congo's lower house of parliament on Saturday agreed to scrap a contested part of an electoral bill that would have enabled President Joseph…
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Ukraine's frontline doctors working without salary or suppliesEven the hospitals aren't safe in eastern Ukraine. On Monday, a shell smashed into a hospital in Donetsk, the latest salvo in a conflict that has gutted healthcare in…
A voice from Guantanamo: ‘I can’t breathe...’Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been detained in Guantanamo for 13 years without ever facing trial. From his cell, he wrote "Guantanamo Diary," a unique account of the conditions in the…
Rebels launch deadly offensive in Ukraine's MariupolIndiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said.
Edgar Lungu narrowly wins Zambia’s presidential voteZambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in this week’s presidential poll, results showed on Saturday, defeating his closest rival who said the…
Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia, says UNThe United Nations said on Saturday Liberia was dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, in the clearest sign yet that the country is nearing the end of the outbreak.