An African militant group says it will release one of the two Australians kidnapped in Burkina Faso last month.
A militant group says it will release one of the two Australians kidnapped in Burkina Faso in January.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought, with 26 percent of the...
Al Shabab militants in Somalia have seized control of a key port town after African Union troops withdrew.
About 42 people are unaccounted for after a mine collapsed in South Africa, despite police saying that 76 have been rescued.
The latest cases of rape add to more than 20 allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.
A man who was killed in a small explosion on a passenger plane over Somalia may have been sucked out of the plane, with his body falling to the ground.
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least 65 people near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
Sexual abuse claims levelled at UN peacekeepers.
South African prosecutors say the Supreme Court of Appeal got it right when it convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder.

Cameroon market attack kills 25

At least twenty-five people are dead after suicide bombers struck a Cameroon market and the town's main entrance and exit points
At least 17 people have died during a terror attack on a beachside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
A Belgian national of Moroccan origin allegedly linked to the attackers who carried out the Paris terror attacks has been arrested in Morocco.

Burkina Faso mourns terror victims

Burkina Faso is in mourning after 28 people, including at least 13 foreigners, died in a terrorist attack on a hotel and cafe.
A suicide bomber has killed 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say.

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