Fifty-six people have been jailed by an Egyptian court over the capsizing of a migrant boat in which more than 200 people lost their lives.
About 40 police officers are decapitated by militia fighters following an ambush in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Multiple blasts have killed four people and injured eight others in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, police say.
There were no deaths after a plane crash-landed and caught on fire at a South Sudan airport.
Survivors have recounted the moment a tree fell and killed 20 young people at a waterfall in Ghana.
An appeal for funding to help the victims of Haiti's 2010 cholera outbreak falls short of its target, with only Britain pledging $622,000 in aid.
Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane is being replaced by the king following months of post-election deadlock.
More than 100 people have been killed in a landslide at a rubbish tip in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.
More than 40 children have been kidnapped and 28 people killed after gunmen from South Sudan raided naighbouring Ethiopia.
Somali pirates have seized a ship with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, the first time a commercial vessel has been targeted in five years.
Cyclone Enawo tore through the East African island of Madagascar last week killing 78 people, displacing nearly 250,000 and wounding 250.
Some 82 people are dead after a landslide at an Ethiopian rubbish dump crashed through makeshift homes, burying the inhabitants.
An historian from South Australia has attended the unveiling of An Anglo-Boer War memorial after researching his grandfather's links to the conflict.

Ethiopian dump landslide kills 65

Some 65 people are dead after a landslide at an Ethiopian rubbish dump crashed through makeshift homes, burying the inhabitants.
Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail.
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