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.
The 100-year story behind Boko Haram and Nigeria's conflict
In 1914, the then-British colony was transformed in a way that forged bitter rivalries between the Christian South and Muslim North.
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.
Two blasts kill at least 20 in restive northern Nigeria after weekend violence
Violence in the northeast is escalating ahead of Nigeria's general election in February.
At least 20 killed in Central Africa clashes
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured in the latest inter-ethnic clashes in the Central African Republic, police said on Monday.
Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off
Sunday's election pits a former Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali official against an incumbent who claims to defend the legacy of the 2011 revolution.
South Sudan activists release first list of victims killed in war
From a 14-month old toddler to a 105-year old grandmother: the first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan were released Monday, one year since civil war began.
This Liberian man and his homemade guitar should be famous
Here's your daily dose of wow.