Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer dies at 90

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Novelist exposed the toll of apartheid in her native South Africa.

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

Sheik Umar Khan is being hailed as a national hero by Sierra Leone for his efforts to combat the worst outbreak of Ebola on record. Khan succumbed to the disease on Tuesday.

Nigeria closes hospital after Ebola death

Nigeria closes hospital after Ebola death

After Patrick Sawyer died of Ebola in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday, the U.N.’s World Health Organisation is searching for anyone who has had contact with him.

French troops secure Air Algerie crash site

French troops secure Air Algerie crash site

The French military released video of troops and aviation experts visiting the site of the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali, which killed 118 people.

Suicide bombing attacks in Nigeria target ex-leader Buhari

Suicide bombing attacks in Nigeria target ex-leader Buhari

Nigerian television shows the aftermath from twin blasts that killed at least 44 people in the northern city of Kaduna.

Suicide bombs in Nigeria kill dozens

Suicide bombs in Nigeria kill dozens

Ni­ger­ian President Goodluck Jonathan condemned two suicide bombings that took place in Kaduna Wednesday, one of which appeared to target former president Muhammadu Buhari.

Oscar Pistorius in night club altercation

Oscar Pistorius in night club altercation

South African track star Oscar Pistorius, on trial for murder, was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said.

Photos from around the region

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Fighting continues at Tripoli airport

Libyan militias battled for control of the capital’s airport, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said.

Israeli action in Gaza triggers protests

Demonstrators in India, Venezuela and other countries rally against the continued bloodshed in the region.

Explosion in Nigeria kills at least 21

Blast that hit crowded shopping center in Abuja, the nation’s capital, is thought to be work of Islamic extremists.

Think it’s hot where you are?

Try staying cool when it’s 113 degrees. See how people around the globe contend with high temperatures.

World Cup watchers slaughtered in Kenya

Insurgents flying black Islamist flags drove into a coastal town and killed dozens of people.

Egyptians vote in presidential election

Two candidates are vying for the top office after Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted last year.

Car bombs explode in Jos, Nigeria

Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market, killing at least 118 people and wounding dozens.

Best news photos of the week

See images of the Washington Monument reopening, reaction to the Turkish mining disaster, India’s election and more.

French photojournalist killed in Africa

Camille Lepage, 26, was slain while on assignment in the war-torn Central African Republic.

South Africa begins voting

South Africans head to the polls Wednesday to vote in a general election that will decide whether the ruling ANC will remain in power.

Worldwide, protesters demand rescue of Ni­ger­ian girls

International rallies protest the government’s weak response to mass kidnapping of schoolgirls.

Explosion kills 19 in Nigerian capital of Abuja

A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria days before the city is to host a major international economic forum.

May Day celebrations, protests and clashes

Demonstrators around the world rally for workers.

Star Wars to boost tourism

The nation is using “Star Wars” to increase visitors and save a movie set.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Blast in Nigerian capital kills at least 71

Police say an explosion at a busy bus station has also wounded 124.

Crisis in the Central African Republic

The U.N. evacuated Muslims from the capital of the Central African Republic in order to “save their lives,” officials say.

Rwanda’s somber remembrance

In powerful ceremonies, heads of state, survivors and children mark 20 years since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Rwanda’s journey after the genocide

Two decades later, the country has made great strides economically.