At least 15 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri.
Epoxy used to glue a beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask restored, expert says.
UN peacekeeping chief says it will take time to defeat Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo.
The leader of the terror group Boko Haram says God commanded him to massacre hundreds of people.
A German kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamist militants in northern Nigeria in July released.
Kenyan officials have rushed to condemn the use of teargas against children at a Nairobi primary school who were protesting at the loss of their playground.
About 30 people abducted by members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have been freed.
Protests in mostly Muslim West African nation over Charlie Hebdo cartoons targeted over 45 churches.
There are so few patients that US-funded treatment clinics are closing. So why are isolation centres still being built?
Syrian wing of al-Qaeda claims to have shot down army cargo plane but Syria blames the loss of the aircraft on bad weather.
Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children.
The numbers say it all. Not a single American has died of Ebola. but cross West Africa, 70 per cent of those afflicted die.
The death toll from two days of violence has risen to 10.
Protests against Charlie Hebdo's latest publication of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon turn violent.
An Australian nurse, who was treating Ebola victims, has been evacuated from Sierra Leone.
Talk of international military action against Islamic militants from Boko Haram is growing in the wake of a step-up in attacks in Nigeria.
Recent reports of a large-scale massacre by Boko Haram in the northeastern state of Borno have served as a brutal reminder of the threat posed to Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group.
Nigeria's military has disputed reports that as many as 2000 people were killed in a recent assault by militants on a town in the country's northeast.
Deaths from an Islamic militants attack on the town of Baga total 150 - not 2000, Nigeria's military says.
At least 143 Boko Haram fighters killed in an attack on a military camp in Cameroon.
What's unfolding in Nigeria is an abomination, one that struggles for attention as the global media remains transfixed by Paris.
A US family physician is returning this week to the West African hospital where he contracted Ebola to resume work as a medical missionary.
OPINION: Eight months is a long time. Long enough for international outrage to rise, fall and fade away.
Second apparent attack in two days using young girls strapped with explosives kills three people in Nigerian marketplace.
A bomb worn by a girl aged about 10 exploded in a busy market place in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20.
Officials say 'several hundreds' have been killed in a takeover of 16 towns in Nigeria.
Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people and burned down homes in the Nigerian town of Baga.
The popular car-cooking app Uber is facing more regulatory problems. This time in South Africa.
The official Libyan government has banned Palestinians, Syrians and Sudanese from entry to the country.