The tarmac weaves south from Algiers toward the oasis town of Ghardaia, linking an urbanized coast with the desert interior.
An expert witness for the defense of Oscar Pistorius in the Paralympic athlete’s trial for the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp found himself fighting to preserve his own reputation.
The principal of the Nigerian school in the northeastern state of Borno where more than 100 girls were abducted said military claims that the majority were free are untrue.
Kenya is sending 412 people, mostly Somalis, to refugee camps in a security operation that human- rights groups have urged the government to halt because of reports of ethnic discrimination and sexual harassment.
The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius’s trial for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp challenged the qualifications of the defense’s expert witness who testified about the crime scene.
Nine people were killed and seven injured when gunmen attacked a truck carrying passengers near the Sudanese border in western Ethiopia, the government said.
Namibia Power Corp. asked interested companies to bid to build a 250-megawatt thermal station as part of plans to curb an electricity-supply shortage in the southwest African nation.
South Sudanese rebels seized the capital of oil-rich Unity state, demanding companies in government-held territory suspend crude production and evacuate staff within a week.
The prosecution ended its cross- examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the trial for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, arguing the athlete murdered his model girlfriend in a fit of rage.
Gunmen abducted more than 100 girls from their school in northeastern Nigeria, Yahaya Chibok, an official with Borno state Urban Development Board, said.