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World 17 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM

Burkina transitional council indicts former president for high treason

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's transitional council has indicted former president Blaise Compaore and some senior members of his government for high treason, the governing council said in a statement on Thursday.

World 09 Jan 2015 | 3:55 AM

Fate unclear for LRA commander held for crimes against humanity

KAMPALA/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The capture of Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen is a major success against the notorious rebel group, but it remains uncertain whether and how the former child soldier might face trial.

World 02 Apr 2015 | 9:20 PM

West losing influence in Congo at political crossroads

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The expiry of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's second mandate next year, a crucial test of governance, risks exposing the limitations of Western donors trying to promote democracy and transparency in return for the billions they have spent on aid.

World 14 Jul 2019 | 11:36 PM

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

PARIS (Reuters) - French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military parade alongside other European leaders.

World 12 Jul 2019 | 11:01 PM

Italy court says Eritrean in migrant case was victim of mistaken identity

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian court ruled on Friday that an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was the victim of mistaken identity and dismissed allegations that he was a ruthless, human-trafficking kingpin.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 10:49 PM

Greater response needed to worsening West African violence - U.N. head

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts, and donors should back such a move, the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday.

World 09 Jul 2019 | 7:28 PM

Italy seeks fresh migrant clampdown as more boats arrive

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government plans to throw more resources into its fight against boat migrants, an official said on Tuesday, as the number of new arrivals gathers speed, putting pressure on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

World 22 Jul 2019 | 6:16 PM

UK to send 250 troops to Mali for peacekeeping operations

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to send 250 troops to the troubled African nation of Mali next year helping take part in the world's deadliest peacekeeping operation.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 6:11 PM

Chains, shackles and auction documents - remnants of the Africa to North America slave trade

(Reuters) - In late August 1619, a ship carrying "20 and odd" African men and women docked at Point Comfort, today's Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.