A war-torn Libyan port muscles its way back

(Abigail Hauslohner / The Washington Post)

Misurata, one of the most damaged cities in country’s 2011 revolution, has shiny new buildings — and a dark side.

A war-torn Libyan port muscles its way back

A war-torn Libyan port muscles its way back

Misurata, one of the most damaged cities in country’s 2011 revolution, has shiny new buildings — and a dark side.

Central African Republic welcomes UN peace mission

Central African Republic welcomes UN peace mission

The U.N. votes to send a peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, but the country's Seleka Muslim rebel group says they will not accept a U.N. mission if its aim is other than to bring peace to the nation.

Pistorius breaks down during testimony

Pistorius breaks down during testimony

South African track star Oscar Pistorius recalled for the court the night that he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home.

20 years later in Rwanda, reminders that justice isn’t done

20 years later in Rwanda, reminders that justice isn’t done

As a week of commemoration ceremonies begins, many note that key perpetrators are still at large.

20 years after genocide, Rwanda seeks tech revolution

20 years after genocide, Rwanda seeks tech revolution

Technology is viewed as key to redressing effects of the genocide and moving Rwanda forward.

Uganda holds ‘thanksgiving’ event for anti-gay law

Uganda holds ‘thanksgiving’ event for anti-gay law

Thousands gathered Monday to thank Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for signing a harsh new anti-gay law.

Photos from around the region

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 first European Union troops arrived in the Central African Republic.

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.

1996: Rwandan refugees return from Zaire

The refugees return and efforts are made to reunite children and parents.

Crisis in the Central African Republic

During months of violence, more than 130,000 people have taken refuge in Cameroon, but many are sheltered in the capital.

In Senegal, birth control meets religious rejection

A campaign to encourage smaller families is denounced as un-Islamic.

Chad marks Zakouma National Park’s anniversary

50th anniversary of it’s oldest park with ceremonial incineration of elephant tusks.

Instability, violence in Central African Republic

Killings and atrocities continue as thousands flee to neighboring countries.

Animal views

Kenyan lions fitted with GPS-tracking collars, a snowy owl in downtown Washington and other fascinating creatures.

Explosion at security headquarters in Cairo

At least five people were killed in highest-profile attack on Egypt’s military-backed government since Morsi’s ouster last year.

Amid violence, Egyptians vote on new constitution

Egyptians vote on a draft document backed by the military-appointed government that could lead to fresh elections.

Thousands displaced by fighting in South Sudan

The violence began in mid-December and quickly sparked inter-ethnic attacks.

Protests in Egypt

The trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has been postponed until Feb. 1, prompting clashes in Cairo.

Tensions ease in Central African Republic

There were signs of some calm after the man who seized power last year went into exile.

Huge crowds gather to remember Mandela

Scores of world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans honor their former leader’s extraordinary life.

Bomb blast hits bus in Cairo, wounds 5 people

A bomb explodes in a busy intersection near schools in the Egyptian capital.

Bombing at Egyptian police station

A powerful car bomb tore through a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city, killing 13 people.

Israel seeks ways to get illegal migrants to leave

The Israeli government says it won’t forcibly deport illegal African migrants, but it’s looking for ways to get them to leave voluntarily.

South Sudan conflict leaves hundreds dead

The clashes are apparently pitting soldiers from the president’s tribe against those of the ousted vice president.