Austria says Islamic State militants have kidnapped foreigners in Libya
'We know that they were not injured when they were transported away from the al-Ghani oilfield,' Austrian foreign ministry spokesman said.
Liberia's Ebola hunters are trying to strike a death blow to the epidemic
In the first phase, Ebola came to them. Now, to finish off the epidemic, they have to go out and find it.
Five killed in Mali nightclub attack
The attack in Bamako was the first suspected attack targeting Westerners in a city braced for jihadist violence since 2012.
Peace talks collapse. South Sudan conflict that's killed 10,000 continues
Diplomats in Addis Ababa said the latest round of talks was held up by disagreement over the structure of any future government.
Lesotho goes to polls in bid for stability 6 months after coup attempt
Lesotho has been on a political knife-edge since August after soldiers occupied the country's police headquarters and encircled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's residence.
Al Shabaab attacks hotel in Mogadishu, killing at least 6
Deputy PM Mohamed Omar Arte and Transport Minister Ali Ahmed Jamac were among those wounded, along with at least one lawmaker, a police captain said.
How strong is the Islamic State in Libya?
The group has benefited from the chaos of Libya's unraveling, taking control of towns and attracting recruits.
Add the Islamic State in Libya to the growing list of obstacles for Europe-bound refugees
Propaganda urges fighters to pose as migrants to cause 'pandemonium' in Europe.
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Elephant meat is on the menu at Robert Mugabe's birthday party, and not everyone is happy about it
Conservationists are calling it 'unethical' and local villagers say their income will be hit.
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.