Rwanda has expelled seven South African diplomats after Pretoria sent three of its packing as a row between the countries escalated.
Judge Thokozile Masipa, who is presiding over the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, has been criticised for allowing a hectoring style of cross-examination.
A security guard who was at Oscar Pistorius' estate the night his girlfriend was killed has testified at the athlete's murder trial.
Footage has emerged of two South African police officers manhandling a suspect, with the help of two uniformed private guards. security guards
Fighting has returned to South Sudan’s capital after a pay dispute with soldiers led to five dead.
Senior UN officials have called for 12,000 peacekeepers to be sent to the troubled Central African Republic.
Four men have been flogged in Nigeria after being convicted of homosexuality offences.
Samantha Taylor, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, has tearfully described the sprinter as someone familiar with guns and prone to fits of anger.
A witness in the trial of four men accused of helping Islamist gunmen at a Kenyan shopping centre, says they disagreed about shooting women and children.
South Africa has been hit by power cuts after downpours flooded mines and left coal stockpiles too wet to use.
Nigeria's top police officer says security agencies are doing everything possible to prevent further school attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.
President Yoweri Museveni has told border security guards they should shoot armed poachers to help preserve tourism in Uganda.
The Malawi government has admitted it used the more than $16 million it raised from selling the presidential jet to pay off debts to an arms group.
Latvia says it is working with Australia to provide support for detained journalist Peter Greste, who has dual citizenship with the two countries.
A bookie's ad offering a betting deal in the UK on the outcome of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has been banned.
Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire has failed to enter the Palestinian Gaza Strip through Egypt after being detained and deported from Cairo.
At least nine people, including children, have been killed in early morning raids in four mostly Christian communities in Nigeria.
Australian journalist Peter Greste has told an Egyptian court the evidence of the prosecution's first witness seems to have "fallen apart".
Oscar Pistorius's defence lawyer has accused a key witness of doctoring evidence to incriminate his client.
Refugees from violence in South Sudan are so desperate they are fleeing to Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has hinted strongly that he intends to run for the presidency, saying he can't turn his back on his supporters.
Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux alleges a married couple who heard screams on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's death colluded in their testimony.
An Irish bookmaker has caused outrage with a gambling deal on the verdict of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial in South Africa.
In his first public remarks since suffering a mini stroke in April 2013, Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he's seeking another term as president.
Amid the media circus of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the two families whose lives have been utterly transformed came face-to-face in court.
Boko Haram's uprising, aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in northern Nigeria, has killed thousands, with 29 dead killed in the latest attack.
Arson and looting in Sudan's Darfur region may have displaced as many as 40,000 people, according to the International Organisation for Migration.
Oscar Pistorius faces a life sentence if convicted of the fatal Valentine's Day shooting of model and reality television star Reeva Steenkamp a year ago.
A witness who lived near Oscar Pistorius says she head "bloodcurdling screams" on the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
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