Suspected Boko Haram insurgents shot dead possibly as many as 97 in a town in northeast Nigeria.
Egypt launched air strikes on Islamist militant targets in the Sinai peninsula, killing 23 fighters.
Islamic State insurgents attack military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 were killed.
Bullet holes and empty beaches signal that Tunisian's tourist industry is in tatters.
Malek Jaziri says he hopes the "unmanly" attack in Sousse doesn't ruin the country's tourism industry.
US says South Sudanese forces and its allies sexually abused women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes.
The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians.
Tunisian authorities arrest seven alleged accomplices of gunman who killed 38 people at beach resort.
Parents of a 7-year-old Sydney girl were forced to take their daughter abroad for surgery after she put on 30 kg in one year.
Shot twice, she lay in the sand playing dead as the Tunisia beach resort gunman killed her husband beside her.
The father of Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui says he's in shock, and that Islamist extremists "ruined my son's brain".
Chilling video captures the moment the assailant made his escape after slaughtering 39 people.
Britain confirms at least 15 citizens have been killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort.
Gunmen have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn.
A day at the beach turned to horror as a man opened fire on a Tunisian hotel.
Islamic State has committed a massacre in Syria with an attack on the town of Kobani and a nearby village, killing at least 146 civilians
Egypt is holding the highest number of journalists behind bars since record keeping began.
A car bomb targeting a convoy of UAE military instructors exploded in Mogadishu, killing at least three Somalis.
A young female suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and injured more than 20 in an attack in a market in northeast Nigeria.
Rwanda is seeking an explanation from Britain about the arrest of its intelligence chief Karenzi Karake at the request of Spain.
Two girls blew themselves up outside a mosque in Nigeria, killing at least 20, witnesses say.
Rwandan spy chief has been arrested in London on behalf of Spanish authorities.
Many South Africans revile owls as harbingers of death - but activists are willing to erase old superstitions.
Given the president's familial connection to East Africa, many expected Obama to transform America's relationship with the region, but that hasn't happened.
A high-profile journalist who has been arrested in Berlin is the latest al Jazeera journalist to be pursued by the Egyptian Authorities.
Researchers are using seized tusks to identify Africa's poaching hotspots to help law enforcement.
Boko Haram militants attacked two villages in southern Niger's Diffa region, killing at least 38 civilians.
An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Mursi to death on charges of killing, kidnapping and other offences during a 2011 mass jail break.
At least 15 people have died in suicide bombings targeting police facilities in Chad's capital N'Djamena.
Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir has left South Africa despite a court order calling on authorities not to let him leave.