An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a gay wedding video that went viral.
South African authorities have arrested men with 41 kg of rhino horn, the largest haul ever nabbed.
Boko Haram claims the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and married.
Kiwis specialists say New Zealand has learnt from international mistakes, and is more prepared than ever for Ebola.
Three protesters dead as thousands demand resignation of Burkina Faso president and burn parliament.
The secular Nidaa Tounes party has won Tunisia's landmark legislative polls, beating Islamist rivals Ennahda.
Liberia appears to be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, says WHO.
Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa.
South African state prosecutors say they will appeal a culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail term handed down to fallen track star Oscar Pistorius.
A South African soccer captain has been shot dead by intruders trying to protect his girlfriend.
Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency.
Mother of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend believes her daughter was about to leave the disgraced athlete when he shot her dead.
The mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has let fly at the jailed athlete in a new book.
Mali authorities are scrambling to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country.
Official figures show more than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, as the outbreak continues to spread.
Doctor who recently returned to the US after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tests positive for deadly virus.
Behind Oscar Pistorius' cell door, guards heard sobbing that didn't stop till the disgraced athlete fell asleep.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria.
The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the WHO says.
The mother of Oscar Pistorius's slain girlfriend insists she does not want "revenge" against the disgraced South African athlete.
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in Pretoria.
Experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for 'real-world' testing in West Africa as soon as January if they are deemed safe.
South African legal experts have roundly backed the five-year jail sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius' journey from disabled child to world-class athlete embodied the best of sporting endeavour and human spirit. Then it ended.
Oscar Pistorius is jailed for five years for the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.
The island nation of 11.3 million is making a huge contribution to help Ebola-striken West Africa.
Oscar Pistorius arrives at court to find out his fate for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.
By Joseph Akwiri
Reporting from Libera proves exceedingly challenging for a photojournalist who believes in offering dignity to his subjects.