At least 29 people died in a head-on crash involving two buses Friday in northeastern Nigeria, national police said.
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An oil tanker seized by pirates off the west coast of Africa has been released by the hijackers, the operators of the vessel said.
The al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab terror group in Somalia is recruiting Kenyan teens to fight. David McKenzie reports.
In a time of global political combustion, with calls for democracy sparking mass demonstrations, self-immolations and civil wars, the women of the small African country of Togo might be the first to try to bring down a dictator by staging a sex strike.
Pirates traded gunfire with Togo security forces early Tuesday from a hijacked oil tanker off the west coast of Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
A radical Islamic cleric who faced charges relating to terrorism was killed in a daylight ambush Monday morning in Kenya's main coastal city, Mombasa, Kenya Police said.
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A look into the development and investment of golf courses across Nigeria.
Nigeria is not renowned for its golfers, or its golf clubs.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, a strongman in the troubled Horn of Africa and a key United States ally, has died, his government announced Tuesday.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies after contracting a sudden infection while undergoing medical treatment.
Just as Egypt's revolution took the world by surprise, so did President Mohamed Morsy's unexpected assertion of presidential power so soon after he came into office.
A plane crash in Sudan has killed 32 people, including four ministers and other top government officials, state media reported Sunday.
Ten Yemeni militants infiltrated Egyptian soil two months ago and trained local Jihadi cells in the Sinai peninsula, a security official said Friday.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi discusses contending with militants, extremists and pirates in Somalia.
Ethiopia's prime minister is "recovering well," a spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the health of the usually visible leader, who has not appeared in public for two months.
A Somali man who authorities say is the highest-ranking pirate ever brought to the United States for prosecution was given 12 life sentences Monday by a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's surprising move to amass substantially more power has triggered demonstrations on both sides and accusations that he is effectively anointing himself with "imperial" authority.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has removed the country's top two military officers.
Two military helicopters on their way to deployment in Somalia are missing and one has crash-landed, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday.
One international peacekeeper was shot dead and another was wounded early Sunday after a "gang" attacked their police post inside a refugee camp in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, the African Union - United Nations Mission said.
CNN's David McKenzie reports 25,000 refugees have fled their camp in Sudan's Darfur region amid increased violence.
Security forces killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, an army captain said.
CNN's Ian Lee reports on the 2nd Mechanized Infantry and its charge of strengthening Egypt's most dangerous border.
Eleven Palestinians have been arrested in the past two days in Egypt's Sinai area, where clashes have erupted in recent days between militants and security forces, a senior Egyptian security official said Saturday.
Ayman Kandeel grabs the producer of a television network and smacks the lanky young man, cursing angrily.
An Egyptian TV show tells celebrities they're on Israeli TV and provokes them to see their reactions. Some were intense.
The sudden death of Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, on July 24 did not come as a rude surprise. Most Ghanaians already knew his health was failing; he was losing his eyesight and voice.
Ghana president John Evans Atta Mills dies at age 68, and his successor is sworn in. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.
All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces, U.N. officials said Friday.
The U.N.'s former envoy to Sudan explains why he has been prevented from visiting refugees.
Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired at a police station in North Sinai early Friday in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.
This week Marketplace Middle East focuses on the relationship between Israel and the "new" Egypt.
Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired early Friday at a police station in North Sinai in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.
Masked gunmen launched six simultaneous attacks in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, wounding a police officer and a civilian, said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of North Sinai security.
Clashes intensified in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday as Egyptian forces launched aerial strikes on militants in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints.
Armed extremists kill 15 Egyptian policemen, then try to infiltrate Israel, as CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Gunmen attacked a church in the central Nigerian state of Kogi, killing at least 19 people, a military official said Tuesday.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy condemned an attack on an army checkpoint near the border with Gaza that killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers and wounded nine others, and he vowed Monday "to capture those who conducted this traitorous attack on our sons."
Gunmen attacked a barge belonging to an oil service company near the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, killing two sailors and taking four foreigners hostage.
Negotiating teams from Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute on oil payments to allow the resumption of southern oil exports through Sudan's territories, Sudan's state-run Ashorooq TV reported early Saturday, citing official sources.
Christine Romans reports from Iowa on the struggles faced by farmers in one of the worst droughts in 50 years.
After graduating from the mass communication department of Cairo University, Heba Seraq-Eddin couldn't find a job. Potential employers turned her down, she says, because of her veil. Heba wears the niqab, the black fabric that covers her whole face, except for the eyes.
CNN's Ian Lee reports on a new Egyptian TV station run exclusively by fully veiled women.
Fifty-three determined men and women will sport Nigeria's green and white colors during the London Games -- the second-biggest Olympic team hailing from Sub-Saharan Africa -- carrying the nation's hopes for the first gold medal in 16 years.
The president of the West African nation of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, has died, his chief of staff said in a statement Tuesday.
In a surprising move, Egypt's president tapped a young, relatively unknown water minister Tuesday to form a new government.
Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday.
Senegalese-born Marieme Jamme is at the forefront of the technology revolution that is slowly transforming Africa.
Senegalese born, Marieme Jamme runs a UK based company that helps IT organizations gain a foothold in emerging markets.
Heavy rains in central Nigeria triggered a flood that washed away houses and killed at least 21 people, government officials said Monday.
The funeral for Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spy chief, took place amid tight security Saturday, attended by several thousand mourners, politicians, religious scholars and military leaders.
Even though he will not compete in the London Olympics under his country's flag, South Sudan native Guor Marial basks with pride as the first athlete from the world's youngest nation in the global arena.
S. Sudanese marathoner, Guor Marila, a man without a country, gets the go ahead to participate in the Olympics.
The eyes of a child see things differently than an adult. It's an idea that intrigued four young women in college. "If you could give a child a camera, they could tell a reality in a way that a foreigner, or even an adult, could not," co-founder Angela Francine Bullock says. Several years later, they turned that idea into a way to help children around the world and founded the nonprofit 100cameras.
Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said.
Family and friends of an American pastor, abducted in Egypt, talk to Randi Kaye and make a public plea for his return.
Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday urged Egypt's first democratically elected leader to "assert the full authority of the presidency."
Egyptian security services in North Sinai are intensifying efforts to get a pair of kidnapped Americans and their tour guide released, state media reported Saturday.
Sudanese took to the streets Friday in a fourth week of protests against rising prices and called for the ousting of the government.
Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.
Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by some 30 Bedouin tribes, has long been a lawless land that serves as a buffer between Egypt and Israel. But it is now drawing comparisons to the ungoverned tribal regions of Pakistan as networks of Bedouin tribes, Sinai's criminal elements and radical Islamists have begun to capitalize on Egypt's post-revolution security vacuum by increasingly engaging in drug and arms smuggling, human trafficking and terrorism. The escalating lawlessness in the Sinai risks turning the region into a powder keg.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on political infighting in the Egyptian government and its impact on the new democracy.
At least 95 bodies were recovered after a fire that followed a gasoline tanker spill Thursday in Nigeria, government officials said.
Becky Anderson speaks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson about the situation in Sudan.
On the eve of South Sudan's first birthday, citizens of the young nation gather at a church in suburban Atlanta.
Egypt's parliament reconvenes despite a warning from the country's military rulers. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Egypt's highest court said Monday its ruling that dissolved parliament was "final and binding," despite the efforts of the nation's newly elected president to override the mandate and call lawmakers back into session.
South Sudan, the world's newest nation, turned one year old on Monday, but its anniversary comes amid high tensions with its northern neighbor and economic concerns.
In the coming days I will be in Juba and Khartoum, the capitals of South Sudan and Sudan.
Nigeria's Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Bombay's Republic.
When Jason Njoku graduated from his UK-based university in 2005, he was filled with high hopes of entrepreneurial success.
New York African Film Festival founder Mahen Bonetti looks at the evolution of filmmakers in Africa.
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is looking at ways to return lawmakers to office after parliament was dissolved, his spokesman said Monday, putting the new leader on a likely collision course with the country's powerful military only days after he was sworn in.
Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as the first democratically-elected president in Egypt.
Four aid workers, who were abducted from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border last week, were freed late Sunday during a shootout with kidnappers, a military official said..
Four aid workers are free after a shoot-out in southern Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Explosions targeting two churches in Kenya near the Somali border killed at least 17 people, the Red Cross said, in the latest spate of attacks on the East African nation.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on the attacks on two churches in Garissa, Kenya.
Israel's President Shimon Peres wrote to congratulate Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi and to emphasize the importance of peace between the countries, Peres's office said Sunday.
Riot police sprayed tear gas at hundreds of protesters who attempted to lead a march after Friday prayers from the two main opposition party mosques in Sudan's capital of Khartoum and its second city, Omdurman.
CNN's Nima Elbagir explains the causes behind continuing civil unrest in Sudan.
Mohamed Morsi was sworn in Saturday as Egypt's first democratically-elected president, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation that is economically strapped and lacks a working government.
Five aid workers -- four Europeans and a Kenyan -- were kidnapped from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border, police said Friday.
Egypt's president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, told a packed Tahrir Square on Friday that the people are the source of his authority as the country's first democratically elected leader.
South Sudan's military gives a media tour near the front lines. CNN's Rosmary Church talks to journalist Alan Boswell.
Since 17 June Sudanese civilians have been demonstrating against the totalitarian regime that has ruled them for 23 years. Their protests against rising food and fuel prices have reportedly broadened into criticism of the corrupt National Islamic Front junta, rebranded as the National Congress Party.
Ghanaian authorities detained an American couple on suspicion of trying to adopt four children illegally in the African nation, U.S. officials said.
Stripped of clothes, sexually assaulted, a young journalist manages to escape Tahrir Square. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Amid the celebrations that greeted the declaration of a winner in Egypt's first freely elected presidential vote, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.
Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN.
Inspired by a U.S. fact-checking website, a group of Egyptian activists has created the Morsi Meter, aimed at holding the new Egyptian president to his promises.
Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, is declared winner of Egypt's presidential election.
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood responds to the election of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt.
The announcement Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had won Egypt's historic presidential election spurred emotional celebrations from Cairo to Gaza, as well as more subdued congratulations from around the world.
The first leader in Egypt's history to win a democratic election is a study in contrasts: a strict Islamist educated in southern California, who vowed to stand for women's rights yet argued for banning them from the presidency.
Sudanese police fired tear gas on a hundred university students demonstrating against government austerity measures and calling for the president's ouster Sunday, a journalist in Khartoum, Sudan, reported.
University students in Khartoum are rallying against budget cuts and demanding Omar al-Bashir's ouster.
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