In the three months since 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists, 11 of their parents have died.
A suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago has been arrested.
Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya.
South African Airways says 20 people on a Hong Kong-bound flight were injured when the plane ran into severe turbulence.
Oscar Pistorius involved in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family says.
Libyan government spokesman says 90 per cent of planes destroyed as UN pulls staff out of country.
West Africa's Ebola crisis deepens as infection of one of the world's deadliest diseases spreads.
An American father has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.
Military suggests those behind attack on CIA complex different from those who penetrated US diplomatic mission.
After more than two hours of fighting, army foils Islamic extremists' attack on presidential palace.
Oscar Pistorius murder trial moves closer to a verdict as the defence team ends its case.
More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.
Footage of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriendwas "obtained illegally", his lawyers say.
Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said.
Egypt will raise fuel prices in ranges that reach up to a 78 per cent hike today.
Murder accused Olympian Oscar Pistorius suffers depression and post-traumatic stress.
Oscar Pistorius does not display the narcissism associated with men in abusive relationships and linked to "rage-type" murders.
Nigeria is suffering greater carnage at the hands of Boko Haram than it did during a civil war.
Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised after killing his girlfriend and will be a suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care, his trial hears.
Four people were killed when their cargo plane crashed shortly after take off in Nairobi.