Pope Francis has ventured into a Muslim neighbourhood of Central African Republic's capital to bring his message of reconciliation to the city's mosque.
Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in an election which will choose the first new president in decades after long time leader Blaise Compaore was overthrown a year ago...

Prince Harry falls from polo pony

Prince Harry has escaped unhurt after twice falling off his polo pony during a charity match in South Africa.
A UN spokesman says three people have been killed in a rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali.
Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by "fanatical" ideologies.
Two people have been arrested in Mali in connection with the deadly attack on a luxury hotel last week.

Tunisia names bus suicide bomber

The suspected suicide bomber who killed 12 people in an attack on a presidential guards bus in Tunis has been named as 26-year-old Hossam bin al-Hadi.
Pope Francis has spoken of bridging divisions between Muslims and Christians on his first full day in Africa.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation with immediate effect, but campaigners said a law is needed to "save countless lives" in the...
Pope Francis called on Wednesday for ethnic and religious reconciliation at the start of his first tour of Africa, where he will address a fast-growing Catholic...
Security measures in Africa are being stepped up as the Pope prepares for a six-day tour taking in Kenya, Uganda and the troubled Central African Republic.
Thirteen people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack that one source said was probably...

Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia

Liberia has seen its first Ebola death in months. A 15-year-old boy has died from the disease, which was thought to have been cleared from the country in September.

Photos show suspects in Mali attack

Photos of a man and a woman suspected of planning the Mali hotel attack that killed 19 have been published.
More than 150 people are under surveillance for Ebola in Liberia after three new cases of the disease emerged.

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