More than 170 migrants rescued off Tunisia
The Italian coastguard said it helped close to 3,000 people stranded in the Mediterranean over the weekend.
Chad army says 71 soldiers killed fighting Boko Haram
And 416 have been wounded in less than three months of combat.
The future of religion around the world, in one chart
A new report by Pew Research shows us what religious affiliations will look like in 2050.
Sierra Leone lockdown exposes hundreds of suspected Ebola cases
Blood test results should be available by Wednesday.
Thousands of Tunisians, leaders march after Bardo attack
Tunisia's prime minister told reporters a raid in the southern Gafsa region killed nine militants, including Algerian Lokman Abu Sakhr, suspected of orchestrating the museum attack.
North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia
Libyan and Tunisian jihadists have streamed to the ranks of Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack
Hundreds of Tunisians gathered for a mass in Tunis on Saturday, lighting candles to remember the victims of the Bardo museum attack.
The familiar roots of Tunisia's terror problem
Analysis: Despite all the progress Tunisia has made since its revolution, its economy continues to struggle. That and some difficult neighbors is a dangerous mix.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisian museum attack
Officials did not confirm the claim. Twenty foreign tourists died in the attack, as well as three Tunisians.
Gunmen storm Tunisia museum, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians
Visitors from Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain were among the dead in the noon assault on Bardo museum inside the heavily guarded parliament compound in central Tunis.
Chad, Niger troops free 2 Nigerian towns from Boko Haram's grip
Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin have mobilized forces to help Nigeria defeat the group after it seized swathes of territory and launched cross-border attacks.
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.