The man who singlehandedly declared his state an Islamic republic and wants to slit the throats of gay men is now making a foray into dictating dress codes for women.
Photos on social media showed lecture halls with seats full on Monday as Garissa University College’s as staff returned to campus for the first time since gunmen from the militant launched the attack in April.
The African Union has said it's prepared to send thousands of peacekeepers to Burundi, but President Pierre Nkurunziza says he’ll "respond" if they cross the border without his permission.
It's no coincidence that protests this year in the Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and South Africa came at a time when Africa's youth population is booming.
Ebola first showed up in Guinea in December 2013. Now, more than 3,500 Ebola infections later, the West African country has gone 42 days without a new case. There are other reasons for optimism too.
In 2015, keeping power by force went out of fashion for some East and Central African leaders, who instead found ways to stay at the top legally -- but not without a fierce opposition.
Stressing the severity of the situation in Burundi, High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein spoke less than a week after armed men waged early morning attacks on multiple military bases in and outside of the capital of Bujumbura.
Gunmen carried out attacks on military bases throughout Burundi and gunfire could still be heard in the capital as night fell. The clashes follow a week of violent incidents that have become almost routine in the country.
High school students have allegedly been killed as they protest in solidarity with farmers whose land is threatened by urban expansion plans for sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economy.
The pope made what was arguably his riskiest stop yet in the Central African Republic, visiting the the PK-5 neighborhood in the capital Bangui.
Excitement spread through the Central African Republic on Sunday as the pontiff arrived in the capital city Bangui, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the African country.
With the violence in the country largely occurring between Christian and Muslim armed groups, the pope is expected emphasize the need for improved relations between religions.
After months of political unrest, President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency and imposed sanctions on several top officials from both sides of the crisis Burundi.
The violence adds to a continued trend of attacks and kidnappings by militant groups in the country, with experts warning against making any connection to recent events like the Islamic State-led attacks in Paris that left more than 100 people dead.
The case has elicited international outcry from politicians and activists around the world against a government that appears determined to stifle dissent within the southern African nation.
Security forces are in the middle of a months-long operation in the Boni forest to push out suspected militants and thwart their ability to wage attacks within Kenya after a string of high-profile attacks.
The clash follows months of unrest precipitated by speculation that President Joseph Kabila may attempt extend his tenure of an election scheduled for next year.
The legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, an activist who fought against the environmental destruction of the Niger Delta, still lives on two decades after he was killed by Nigeria’s military junta.
Just days after the high profile killing of the son of a prominent Burundian human rights activist, Rawanda's President Paul Kagame urged Burundi to avoid reverting to the ethnic violence that engulfed both countries in the 1990s.
After nearly 18 months and almost 4,000 deaths, the World Health Organization declared on Saturday that Sierra Leone is officially free of the virus.