United Nations experts warned that Sudan`s remote western territories could become a breeding ground for radical Islamists as violence in the country`s conflict-torn Darfur region rages at an alarming level.
Stone-throwing demonstrators set fire to two churches in Niger`s capital Niamey on Saturday, in the latest protest in France`s former African colonies at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo`s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Africa's first mission to the moon is aimed at establishing the continent's presence in the field of scientific research, offer benefits to its residents and encourage its young people to study mathematics, physics and space science, according to the South African Foundation for Space Development (FSD).
India was home to over 200,000 refugees in the first six months of 2014, a period that saw over 5.5 million people displaced worldwide mainly due to war and violence across large swathes of the Middle East and Africa.
Radical Islamists were the main persecutors of Christians around the world last year, not only in the Middle East but increasingly in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an annual survey monitoring religious freedom.
India and Sweden have stressed the need for closer cooperation among the UN member states on providing humanitarian aid in crises situations, saying sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation must be fully respected in providing relief assistance.