At least 234 girls are missing after Islamic extremists attacked a Nigerian school, more than first reported.
Hundreds slaughtered when rebels seized a South Sudan oil hub, hunting down men, women and children.
Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants.
Egyptian militant group, Ajnad Misr, has claimed responsibility for a blast that killed a police officer in Cairo.
85 young women are still missing after being abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The woman who will decide Oscar Pistorius' fate grew up during the cruellest years of apartheid.
For five days the Pit Bull prosecutor and the Blade Runner have engaged in a battle that can have only one winner.
The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial challenged the credibility of an expert defence witness.
The Oscar Pistorius murder has adjourned for more than two weeks, resuming May 5.
Gunmen have ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in Ethiopia, killing nine and wounding six others.
An al Qaeda affiliate in Nigeria abducts between 100 to 200 schoolgirls, possibly to use as sex slaves.
"Roses are red, violets are blue, today is a good day to tell you that ... I love you."
Nigerian authorities point finger of blame at Boko Haram for bus bombing that killed 71 people.
Murder-accused's tears in court criticised as a strategy to handle difficult questions, prosecutor says.
Oscar Pistorius is now approaching the biggest finishing line of his life.
A bomb at a crowded bus station in Nigeria has killed at least 71 people.
Prosecutor challenges Oscar Pistorius' statements that he was worried about crime before he fatally shot girlfriend.
Chief prosecutor laughs scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend.
Oscar Pistorius has refused to look at a photo of his dead girlfriend's bloody head wounds.
Oscar Pistorius' words tumbled out rapidly, his voice frequently breaking, tears pouring down his cheeks.