12/12/2013 5:41amA police official says an unknown assailant has hurled a hand grenade at a van carrying British tourists in Kenya's coastal region.
12/12/2013 8:25amNigeria's government has largely ignored years of "mass murder" in two central states, Human Rights Watch charged Thursday, failing to prosecute known perpetrators who have burned victims alive and hacked and shot to death others because of their tribe or religion.
12/12/2013 10:50amKenya celebrated 50 years of independence Thursday with its leaders praising the progress the country has made since its freedom from Britain, though some citizens feel the country would have done better had it not been for corruption.
12/12/2013 11:00amNelson Mandela is gone, but many mourners waiting patiently for a chance to see Mandela for a last time on Thursday said they retain high hopes about South Africa's future. If the heady optimism of the days when South Africa's peaceful transformation to an all-race democracy in the 1994 elections has been diminished by time and economic challenges, many still believe the years ahead can be fruitful, with growing opportunity.
12/12/2013 11:16amSomalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, an economist who has worked for the World Bank and the United States government aid agency.
12/12/2013 2:11pmAll the terrorists died in a recent attack on a Kenyan mall, contrary to suggestions in a New York Police Department report that some of the attackers could have escaped, a Kenyan official said Thursday.