The sentences, in a country where sexual violence is widespread and if anyone is punished, it's often the victim, may be a sign of change.
IS says it attacked village of Tdmari, near Maiduguri; Nigerian army spokesman says 'situation in the northeast has been calm for some time now'
Call comes after a week of successive measures aimed at combating an unprecedented wave of protests threatening Bashir's three-decade rule
Stampede followed blast in southern Nigeria; more than 50 people unaccounted for, according to local official
Ahmed Harun, like Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region
Doctors Without Borders suspends work in DRC; World Health Organization calls attacks in Katwa and Butembo ‘deplorable’
Tens of thousands of people take to the streets in a surprising show of opposition to 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, expected to run in April elections
Rights group says at least seven men were put to death in February, equal to the total for all of 2018
With international backing, the biennial workshop provides opportunities for young Africans
The death toll from Thursday's twin car bombs in the city has climbed to more than 30 people, according to admission records from three hospitals
Despite the deteriorating security situation, the WHO says it remains committed to staying until the job is done
The dispute over border crossings appears to be an escalation of the Cold War-style hostilities and allegations by the two countries of supporting each other's dissidents that have been reported in recent months