OPINION: Hope is dwindling for the 219 missing girls' safe return. May they never be forgotten.
For members of a South African tribe who undergo a risky traditional circumcision, this procedure is a lifesaver.
Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on charges arising from the killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt's first freely elected president.
Ethanol poisoning from a locally-brewed gin may have been responsible for the sudden death of 18 people.
The SIS has 'talked down' would-be Kiwi Jihadis after their families got in touch, Key says.
As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast as rescuers approached.
A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites appears to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
The South African government has defended its efforts to stop attacks on migrant workers as the death count rises.
At least 19 people were killed after a minibus they were travelling in plunged into a river in southern Tanzania.
The latest wave of violence against foreigners in South Africa has claimed five lives in the last week and 1400 people have fled their homes.
Violent attacks on immigrant shopkeepers in Durban townships exploded and have continued since.
Two students from an Egyptian military academy were killed and six were wounded when a bomb exploded.
About 400 migrants have died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya after their boat capsized.
One year on from kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls, new president admits they may never be found
They have been gone a year now, but Nigeria's next leader is not promising kidnapped girls will be brought home.
UN report highlights a shocking trend of sexual violence employed as a tactic of terror by radical groups.
Sleeping in the sand and eating what food he could, after three years Sjaak Rijke wasn't sure how much longer he could survive.
Eleven civilians, including six children, were killed when a rocket hit their house.
Robert Mugabe defends Zimbabwe's drive to take majority control of foreign-owned mining companies.
Kenyan university students marched in the capital to demand more security from the government.
Kenya’s air force has launched strikes on two al-Shabab camps in the Gedo region of Somalia.
The captain of an alleged pirate ship accused of fishing illegally in Antarctic waters clapped and cheered as his vessel sank.
Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker rescues the crew of a suspected illegal fishing vessel.
French commandos free Dutch hostage from al Qaeda-linked group in Mali more than three years after he was taken captive.
Students at Kenya's Garissa University College say they felt the campus had been an obvious target.
The son of a Kenyan government official was one of the masked gunmen who killed nearly 150 at a university last week, the interior ministry said.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said that those behind an attack in which militants killed 148 were "deeply embedded".
Nigeria's delta region was hit by violence as gunmen killed nine people.
For hours, Cynthia Cheroitich listened to the screams of her classmates. When police finally found her, she thought they were terrorists.
Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warn of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa college.