TOP AFRICA NEWS

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according to...

ALGIERS — Amid heavy security, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential election that the 77-year-old incumbent, Abdelaziz...

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic...

GREAT READS | World

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Under intense pressure, some students cheat in covert or bold ways to score well on all-important nationwide exams.

In Syria, a shrinking city struggles on between terrifying air raids

In Syria, a shrinking city struggles on between terrifying air raids

Syrians in rebel-held areas have borne near-daily attacks, enduring President Bashar Assad's military might with a resilience bordering on stubborn fatalism.

MORE AFRICA NEWS

Liberal party endorses military man's rival for Egypt presidency

Liberal party endorses military man's rival for Egypt presidency

CAIRO – A liberal Egyptian political party said Wednesday it is endorsing leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi in his race...

Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls were loaded into vehicles by armed militants and driven off in the...

Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hours before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, she...

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was abducted by armed assailants Tuesday while heading to his Tripoli office, the latest official taken...

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at...

Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning

Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model and girlfriend of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, had a...

Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi

Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi

CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime...

Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a...

Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws.

Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'

Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius complained he was “tired” Friday in his murder trial in South Africa, prompting...

U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic

U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously authorized a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the Central African...

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecutor in the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius accused him of repeatedly...

Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges...

 Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

PRETORIA, South Africa — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius rambled and at times contradicted himself under cross-examination...

Algeria president's fourth term likely despite  health, opposition

Algeria president's fourth term likely despite health, opposition

Algeria’s longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears a shoo-in to win reelection during the...

Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of ...

Prosecutor to Oscar Pistorius: 'You killed her...take responsibility'

Prosecutor to Oscar Pistorius: 'You killed her...take responsibility'

PRETORIA, South Africa — Prosecutor Gerrie Nel launched an aggressive cross examination Wednesday of South African Olympian Oscar...

Briton accused in wife's murder arrives in South Africa to stand trial

Briton accused in wife's murder arrives in South Africa to stand trial

British businessman Shrien Dewani has been extradited to South Africa to stand trial on murder charges in the death of his Swedish bride.

Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night

Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night

PRETORIA, South Africa — When South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived home on the eve of Valentine's Day 2013, his dogs were...

Third Egyptian presidential candidate denies he's running to help Sisi

Third Egyptian presidential candidate denies he's running to help Sisi

CAIRO — It’s not as if Egypt's presidential race is a crowded one. But firebrand pro-army lawyer Mortada Mansour, who declared...

Advertisement
LATEST

Captain, crew of South Korean ferry that sank arrested

Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm

Twelve guides die in Mt. Everest avalanche

Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday

South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew

Times Global Bureaus »

Click on bureau location to meet the correspondents

Advertisement

VIDEO

Spotlights from the Los Angeles Times

Hear Veronica Roth

Hear Veronica Roth

Watch our Festival of Books video to hear her in conversation.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter

Get news from SoCal, California and the world, from The Times.

Coachella mobile guide

Coachella mobile guide

Get the survival guide, critics' picks, schedule and more.

Hot Properties

Hot Properties

Check out SoCal's sizzling real estate buys, condos to estates.

SERIES FROM THE TIMES