The Pentagon cannot confirm if Ahmed Abdi Godane, the appointed leader of Somali terrorist group al-Shabab, was hit in a U.S. air strike. The terrorist group is infamous for the attack last year on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.
Mario Balotelli Allegedly Donates 'Five-Figure Sum' to Manchester Dogs' Home
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is suspected to be behind an anonymous five-figure donation to the Manchester Dogs' home. The generous donation was donated on a JustGiving page set up by the Manchester Evening News in response to the recent tragic fire at the Dogs' home, and many are speculating Balotelli is the one who made the mystery donation.
Eight people, including three journalists, were killed in an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine.
Bissau President Picks Close Confidant As Army Chief
A statement said Wednesday, Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has appointed a close confidant and head of the presidential guard as army chief to replace Antonio Indjai who was dismissed early this week. No reason was given for the sacking of Indjai, a powerful figure in the coup-prone former Portuguese colony.
A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, the country's chief medical officer told AFP. Doctor Olive Buck, who was in charge of Lumley Government Hospital in the capital's west end, tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday and was admitted to the Connaught Hospital in central Freetown.
Boat With African Emigrants Sinks Off Libyan Coast
A spokesman for the Libyan navy said, a boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and many passengers died. Navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, Only 26 people have been rescued, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.
Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Reeva Killing 'Not Murder'
A South African judge has said Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of murder, as she prepares to give a verdict at his trial. Judge Masipa will consider the charge of culpable homicide when the court reconvenes - she delivered a damning view of Pistorius as a witness.
Boko Haram Battles For Territory In Northeast Nigeria
Boko Haram militants have seized an unguarded town in northeast Nigeria without firing a shot, witnesses said on Wednesday, as the Islamic insurgency took a new turn - seizing and controlling territory. No one was harmed in the takeover - a departure for Boko Haram, which has killed thousands since launching an uprising in 2009, including several massacres of civilians.
The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks. The current Ebola outbreak is the largest on record.
Another American Missionary Doctor Stricken with Ebola
An unidentified American missionary doctor working in Liberia became the fourth U.S. citizen to get infected with the Ebola virus. This comes as fears spread that the outbreak could get out of control.
U.S. officials are trying to confirm a report that a second American citizen died last weekend fighting with ISIS forces in Syria. The man is believed to be from the same Minneapolis area as Douglas McCain who was also killed fighting alongside ISIS.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said the past decade had seen a significant rise in extremism in Africa, as six African heads of state gathered in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday for an African Union counter-terrorism summit.