The bodies of at least 74 migrants found washed up on the shore in western Libya.
COMMENT: As famine hits, how do mothers ensure their vulnerable children stay alive?
100,000 people face dying of hunger, with a further million on the brink of starvation in war-torn African country.
At least 39 people are dead and 50 others injured after a blast at a busy shopping spot in Somalia's capital.
Zimbabwean leader, 93, refuses to stand down from politics and hopes to replicate US President's policy.
Long-standing president's wife says he could run in next year's elections "as a corpse".
Six, including three South African soldiers, dead after being overcome by methane gas leaking from a sewer.
A pest invasion in southern Africa is so bad it's "like one of the 10 plagues of the Bible".
He's participated in rapes, torture and up to 20 murders in Zimbabwe. And he's stuck here.
Death toll mounts after stadium barrier gives way under the weight of hundreds of football fans.
There is an unlikely industry thriving in a village in Egypt: Mannequin-making.
It looks like a fish until you grab it, then it looks like a naked chicken breast.
Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, killing four guards.
Onlookers apparently watched on from boats as video surfaces of African man drowning in Venice's Grand Canal.
Car bomb rammed into gate before militants storm inside hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.
It is one of nature's head scratchers - the circles seen in distant deserts, but a new theory has emerged.
Deadliest suicide bomb attack in Mali's history claims 42 lives and wounds more than 100.
At least 76 people killed in accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp.
More than 100 people are dead after an air force jet looking for Boko Haram extremists made a horrifying mistake.
Contains distressing images: Weighing just 9 kg and emaciated, four-year-old Nyajime Guet has stared death in the face.
South African police investigating brutal lion decapitations for medicine.
Ivory Coast soldiers end their takeover of cities after a deal with the government.
South African President Jacob Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma could be the country's new leader.
Soldiers in Ivory Coast's Bouake have opened fire and trapped the defence minister.
This Kiwi entrepreneur learned Malagasy and slept in huts for a year - and all to teach African youths to code.
Border officials first became suspicious when they saw a woman using a trolley for just one suitcase.
A man with no mechanical experience has fulfilled his childhood goal of building his dream car.
Fastest animal on land sprinting towards extinction as habit changes.
Tunisia arrests three suspected militants over links to man believed to be behind Christmas market truck attack.
Hijackers free all passengers and crew, then surrender, after forcing plane to fly from Libya to Malta.