The mass beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya shows the spread of the Islamic State franchise
Analysis: Militants from far and wide are declaring allegiance to the group as it seeks to spread jihad across the region.
Here's the view from one of the most spectacular seaside drives in the world (PHOTOS)
Chapman's Peak Drive in South Africa winds along a dramatic stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.
South African park officials may euthanize aggressive monkeys
Tourists feeding the animals treats are to blame.
Inside South Africa's parliament on a night of fistfights and chaos
President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address was marred by fights in parliament as MPs were dragged out by security forces.
'Africa rising' narrative takes a hit as foreign investors scale back investment
The well-worn narrative of Africa as a place ripe with growth potential isn't as strong as it once was.
Tennis pro Heather Watson’s candor invites a welcome conversation about menstruation
Commentary: A breakthrough moment for sport and a signal for openness in the developing world?
Niger approves sending troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram
On Monday, Boko Haram militants bombed the Niger town of Diffa, killing five people — its third attack there in four days.
Democracy is on hold while Nigeria 'takes out' Boko Haram. It could be a while
The Nigerian military has vowed to tackle Boko Haram before rescheduled elections in six weeks. But there are concerns that elections could be postponed even longer.
UN pleads for $1.8bn for South Sudan, warning war could worsen
Over half the country's 12 million people need aid — of those, the UN estimates 2.5 million people are in a state of emergency or crisis, steps just short of famine.
Mugabe insists that he most definitely did not fall yesterday
Someone needs to tell Zimbabwe's 90-year-old president about Twitter.
Chad says it killed 200 Boko Haram militants in Nigeria
Chad has deployed 2,500 troops as part of a regional effort to take on the militant group.
Flooding in southern Africa has affected hundreds of thousands, but worse may be still to come
Mozambique and Malawi have been hardest hit by severe flooding that has wiped out crops and destroyed roads.
Notorious apartheid-era assassin known as 'Prime Evil' is set free in South Africa
Eugene de Kock commanded a top-secret police death squad that killed dozens of anti-apartheid activists.
A wave of xenophobic attacks shakes Soweto, cradle of the anti-apartheid movement
Looters are targeting shops belonging to migrants from Somalia, Bangladesh, Malawi and Ethiopia.
In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time
A new US law could expedite vaccine development through public-private partnerships.
South African police officers accused of detaining women in order to rape them
A new report reveals that a large number of police officers have been charged with crimes ranging from murder, armed robbery and rape.
Nine killed, including American, as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital
Militants claiming ties with the Islamic State said they were responsible for the attack. All the same, officials in Tripoli blamed Gaddafi loyalists.
Ebola has now killed a third of the world's gorilla and chimpanzee populations
This isn't just a human tragedy.
South Africa's rhino population may be in decline for the first time in nearly a century
Authorities have started to relocate dozens of rhinos from poaching “hot spots” to safer locations.
How many cows is a woman worth? Now you can find out
A new app helps women find out the worth of their dowry, usually live cows or money traditionally paid by the groom's family in southern African cultures.
7 natural wonders that humans could destroy within a generation
Unless things change, say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots
The clashes come a day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Here's how Boko Haram could sway the result of Nigeria's general election
It is unclear whether more than one million people displaced by the militant group's insurgency will be able to vote.
Satellite images reveal full devastation of Boko Haram attack
Analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International shows the extent of attacks in northeastern Nigeria.
Uganda says LRA rebel to be handed to International Criminal Court
The LRA has been accused of abducting children to serve as fighters and sex slaves and mutilating prisoners.
Boko Haram's deadly attack in Baga: Survivors' stories
The full story of an attack that killed up to 2,000 people is only now beginning to emerge.
Here's what we know so far about Boko Haram's latest attack in Nigeria
Amnesty International said that the Baga attack this week may have been the 'deadliest in Boko Haram's history.'
Not a single foreign airline is willing to operate in Libya right now
That's how bad security has gotten in Libya. Turkish Airlines was the last hold out, and it just suspended all its flights to the country.
Surveying the unknown: Mozambique's epic struggle to free itself of landmines
More than 20 years after clearance efforts began, one of the world's most heavily mined countries has become something of a success story.
Sudan expels two senior UN officials; UN says move 'unacceptable'
"The Secretary-General calls on the government of Sudan to reverse its decision immediately and urges it to cooperate fully with all United Nations entities present in Sudan," he added.