Christian-Muslim Marriages Hit Hard by Religious Violence in Central African Republic

The door is unhinged, the rooms are bare, signs of that afternoon when Christian vigilantes arrived at Henriette Oumpo’s mud-brick house to murder her...

South African Judge Presiding Over Pistorius Case has Record of Coming Down Hard on...

Judge Thokozile Masipa is a central figure in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. She talks softly, but carries a big stick. She has made a name...

Stampede for Government Jobs Leaves 16 Dead in Nigeria

Officials and activists say at least 16 people died in stampedes when a half million people were invited to apply for fewer than 5,000...

Over 100 Christians in Nigeria Killed After Fulani Muslim Herders Attack Three Villages

Officials say Fulani Muslim herders attacked three Christian villages and killed more than 100 civilians. Hundreds of thatched-roof huts were set ablaze. Thousands have been...

5 Egyptian Soldiers Killed by Gunmen at Checkpoint in Cairo

Assailants targeted a checkpoint in a northern suburb of Cairo just after Saturday’s dawn prayers, killing at least five soldiers in what the government...

Hundreds of Boko Haram Militants Attack Military Barracks in Nigeria; Many Civilians Reportedly Killed

Suspected Islamist militants from Boko Haram have attacked an army barracks in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri. The army said it had repelled the attack,...

50 Ugandan Health Workers Lose Their Jobs After U.S. Suspends Aid to Country’s AIDS...

  Ugandan officials say the United States has suspended some aid to their health ministry because of the country's harsh new anti-gay law. The officials say...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Africans Use Twitter

Communications agency Portland has looked at tweets from Africa to determine what languages are used the most and what issues drive the conversation. Johannesburg was...

N. Korean-flagged Tanker Carrying Rebel Oil Escapes Libya

North Korean-flagged vessel slips past Libyan warships and is now in international waters, rebels and officials say. A North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil...

Deputy Leader of Egypt’s Small Jewish Community is Buried

The deputy head of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community has been buried. Nadia Haroun, lawyer and architect, was 59. Haroun’s sister Magda, leader of the community, led...

South Africa and Rwanda Trade Expulsion of Diplomats After Raid on Home of Exiled...

South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats it linked to a raid on an exiled Rwandan general's Johannesburg home, and Rwanda has retaliated by ordering...

Libyan Government Reportedly Sends ‘Force’ to Seize North Korean Oil Tanker

"A force" has been mobilized by the Libyan government to "seize" a North Korean-flagged ship that's been docked for days in a rebel-held port,...

Christian Leaders in Ghana Apologize for Neglecting the Deaf During Church Services

Religious leaders in the country have taken the blame for their long denial of hearing-impaired people from benefiting from the usage of sign language...

United Nations says Christian Militias Have ‘Cleansed’ Western Central African Republic of All Muslims

Christian militias have driven out most Muslims living in the western Central African Republic (CAR), according to the UN refugee chief. CAR's foreign minister...

International Criminal Court Convicts Congolese Warlord, Germain Katang, on War Crimes Charges

Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was convicted on Friday of being an accessory to war crimes including murder and pillage during an attack on a...

Homosexuals Have Been Whipped in Nigerian Court

Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights...

Witness says Oscar Pistorius Wept and Prayed for Girlfriend to Survive After Shooting

In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in...

Casting Out the Demons in Cairo: Christians and Muslims Set Aside Differences to Defeat...

Cairo's best-known exorcist may be Christian, but his weekly exorcisms provide an unusual space for interfaith cooperation The demon that had possessed the elderly Muslim...

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Backs Uganda’s Anti-Homosexual Law

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda's draconian anti-gay laws and hinted at a crackdown on gays in his own country,...

Kenyan Pastor, Thomas Wahome, is Charging People $20 to See if Their Name is...

Pastor Thomas Wahome of Helicopter of Christ Church is charging his congregation Sh1,000 each to check whether anyone’s name is in the book of...