Monterey County has California's highest homicide rate among 10- to 24-year-olds. And most of those murders occur in the troubled city of Salinas.
The agreement gives President Salva Kiir a majority stake in a transitional government. Rebel leader Riek Machar expressed shock to reporters after learning that Kiir had declined to sign.
Another round of peace talks between the country's warring factions has begun, but if Thursday's opening remarks are any indication, compromise will be as challenging as ever.
Ethiopia has maintained Washington funding despite reports by the US State Department that paint the country as one of the worst human rights offenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
In one of the most high-profile assaults since the end of apartheid, South African police killed 34 miners striking for higher wages and better living conditions in August 2012.
A massive, peaceful protest in Addis Ababa over the Islamic State’s murder of more than 20 Ethiopian Christians turned violent as demonstrators called for vengeance.
Authorities have been criticized for failing to sufficiently step up security at Garissa University, where at least 147 students were killed by al Shabaab militants, despite evidence they knew of the threat.
Incendiary campaign rhetoric, armed militias, and trigger-happy police could once again shatter the promise of a peaceful democratic result to Nigeria’s presidential election.
Police stormed the headquarters of the country’s bar association Friday as lawyers gathered to decide whether the president’s decision to fire his vice president was unconstitutional.
The doctors had anticipated a two-year time frame for the patient’s full recovery, but early progress led them to reconsider and announce the breakthrough last Friday.
The country's aging power infrastructure is leading to blackouts and lost business — and unless something is done soon, South Africa could suffer a national electricity outage.
The controversial 90-year-old president of Zimbabwe was appointed the African Union's next chairman at an annual summit where leaders also pledged to send more troops to battle Boko Haram.
A former intelligence chief says he quit the Somali Islamist group and has urged current members to lay down their arms.
ICC witnesses in Kenya have reported receiving bribery offers and threats of violence from people trying to discredit the court’s judicial efforts.
Five HIV-positive women are suing Doctors Without Borders and other groups over sterilizations that allegedly occurred without their knowledge or proper consent.
The brutal kidnapping and gang rape of a teenage student in Addis Ababa may force Ethiopia to revisit a controversial policy that restricts NGO operations in the country.
The plot was revealed after a suspected suicide bomber was apprehended on Tuesday by members of a non-military vigilante group and confessed.
Uganda's legislature will consider the latest draft of a controversial law — titled "The Prohibition of Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices" — by December.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company plan to build an ice wall around the Fukushima plant feels like a step backwards.