Tanzania Starts Burials for Those Killed in Ferry Disaster

Tanzania was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a ferry accident that left at least 224 people dead.

The overcrowded ferry was traveling to a popular open-air market on Thursday when it capsized about 50 …

US Airstrike Kills 18 Al-Shabab After US Forces Attacked in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike that killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia.

The U.S. Africa Command says in a statement the airstrike was carried out in …

WHO: Progress Made Containing Ebola in Eastern DRC

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports substantial progress is being made in containing the spread of the Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It warns, however, that new hotspots are appearing. The WHO says the number …

South Africa Rhino Poaching Drops Sharply; 100s Still Being Killed

More than 500 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in the first eight months of 2018, a 26 percent fall from 691 in the same period last year, the Department of Environmental Affairs said Friday.

This maintains …

More Mass Graves Discovered From Rwanda’s Genocide

Authorities in Rwanda have found new mass graves they say contain 5,400 bodies of genocide victims nearly a quarter-century after the 1994 bloodshed.

Naphtal Ahishakiye, executive secretary of genocide survivors’ organization Ibuka, told The Associated Press the bodies were exhumed …

Death Toll Climbs to 130 in Tanzania Ferry Disaster

Tanzania’s government Friday declared four days of mourning after more than 130 people were killed in a ferry accident on Lake Victoria. Search teams spent a second day pulling bodies from the MV Nyerere, which capsized Thursday amid speculation it …