Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished.
One of al-Qaeda's early leaders convicted in the deadly 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa.
American missionary Reverend Phyllis Sortor has been abducted at gunpoint in Nigeria
Chad's military claims to have killed 207 Boko Haram militants in Nigerian border town.
Civilians killed when jets attacked suspected IS targets in the eastern Libyan city of Derna.
Authorities signal crackdown as prominent Egyptian activist jailed for five years over an unauthorised but peaceful protest.
A young girl with explosives strapped to her has killed five people and wounded dozens outside a market in Nigeria.
Massive South African emergency operation after fire at an underground South African gold mine ends with the rescue of almost 280 miners.
Gunmen in war-ravaged South Sudan abduct at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from school.
A suicide attack on a hotel compound in Mogadishu has claimed 25 lives, with more than 40 people wounded.
An Australian nurse is under observation in Britain for the deadly disease Ebola.
Islamist rebels detonate two bombs in Somali capital, killing at least 10 people.
Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State kill 40 people by blowing themselves up in eastern Libya.
Nigerian forces kill more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages.
Nigeria blamed for the deaths of at least 36 civilians at a Niger funeral party bombed by a military plane.
Around 30 civilians killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village.
Niger claims its troops have killed a failed suicide bomber believed to belong to Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Nigerian soldiers have recaptured two towns from Boko Haram in Africa’s most populous nation.
Egyptian jets have bombed Islamic State targets in Libya a day after the group there released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.
Egypt declares week of mourning for hostages executed by Islamic State in Libya.
'State of Chaos' was how one newspaper described the images of police and politicians trading blows at the opening of parliament.
Opening of South Africa's parliament descended into chaos as security officers fought with far-left lawmakers after they disrupted President Jacob Zuma's speech.
'I AM FREE' tweeted one of the two remaining Al-Jazeera journalists after being freed on bail in Egypt.
Former Grand Slam champion pleads not guilty to charges related to his time coaching children.
At least 22 Egyptian football fans have been killed and 20 others injured in clashes outside a stadium in Cairo.
Niger's army have repelled the second attack in three days by Boko Haram on the border town of Diffa.
South African police say they have discovered the frozen corpses of four newborn babies in freezers at a home.
Gunmen killed 12 people after storming a remote Libyan oilfield, a Libyan official says.
Chad's army kill more than 200 militants from Boko Haram in fighting in north-eastern Nigeria.
The surviving son of the Van Breda family killed in South Africa made a bizarre call to emergency services after the attack.