Pierre Nkurnziza said civilians will be arrested and charged under the country’s anti-terrorism law if they don’t hand over their weapons by Saturday.
Flood waters have damaged latrines, destroyed people’s belongings, and cut off roads as rivers over-flooded in the country’s Shabelle basin, which includes areas around the capital Mogadishu.
Following violent protests, a constitutional referendum held in Congo passed by a landslide, lifting restrictions on President Denis Sassou Nguesso standing for another term — after 32 years in charge.
These negotiations are the international community's attempt to retain Libya as some sort of viable state. Meanwhile, a power vacuum has allowed people-smugglers and Islamist militants to gain an edge in the chaos.
In the years since Qaddafi's fall, Libya has been torn apart by political instability, militia violence, and Islamist extremist groups.
Tensions are running high in Guinea’s capital as citizens await results from the second democratic election in the West African country's post-colonial history.
Physicians for Human Rights has accused Russia of carrying out airstrikes against multiple medical facilities throughout Syria in the last week, damaging hospitals and injuring healthcare workers.
For the first time in more than a year and a half, the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak went an entire week without reporting a single new case.
The percentage of people living below the poverty line hit single digits for the first time in history, but the milestone isn’t necessarily cause for celebration.
With the second-largest refugee camp in Africa at a breaking point, the UNHCR has worked with the Tanzanian government to reopen three camps to accommodate a recent surge in refugees.
Two friends traveled to Gambia in May of 2013 to explore business opportunities. One night the president's private militia allegedly pulled them over and forced them into their vehicles. The two men haven't been heard from since.
In just five months, attacks by the militant group Boko Haram have displaced 500,000 children from their homes in northern Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger.
Security forces apprehended the men out of concern the youths were planning to join a rebel movement — indicating mounting internal fears of possible insurrection and opposition threats.
A string of high-profile homicides has followed the months of unrest that led up to President Pierre Nkurunziza winning a controversial third term in office.
A popular anti-venom will run out by June 2016, endangering many more lives. Yet experts say that all the technology to effectively treat snakebites is in place, it all just comes down to economics.
The push for zero cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while difficult, is an essential mark for the afflicted countries to achieve.
As polls are now closing, the country is poised for more of the violent political turmoil that has plagued the African nation for the past months.
Parliament members passed a bill this week mandating that all candidates for next year’s presidential elections pay $12,740, up from a fee of $1,279 in previous polls.
The US Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states, effectively ending state-level gay marriage bans across the country.
With the help of her granddaughters, a tribal elder named Mama Tumeh implemented community-based solutions that have been recognized as the driving force behind Liberia’s success in fighting Ebola.