South Sudanese soldiers are "getting away with murder", Human Rights Watch says in a new report on the fledgling nation.
At least 37 people have reportedly been killed in Congo after a bus got a flat tyre, crashed and burst into flames.
An outbreak of the Zika virus has been confirmed on the African islands of Cape Verde.
A second kidnapped 'Chibok girl' has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army says.
The first Chibok schoolgirl to be saved from Boko Haram two years after she was abducted, says her fellow students are still in a Nigerian forest.
The first of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram found in Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, says an activist.
Window panes have been broken in South Africa's parliament, as an opposition party was ejected from the building after disrupting President Jacob Zuma.
World powers including the United States are ready to consider demands from Libya's new unity government for exemptions from a UN arms embargo to help take...
Libya's new unity government is looking for exemptions from a UN arms embargo as it looks to establish authority over the state.
A Swedish court has sentenced a citizen to life imprisonment for his "informal role as a leader" in the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Flooding is expected to affect up to half a million people in Ethiopia this year, aid agencies say, with nearly 120,000 already displaced.

Landslide kills 32 in Ethiopia

Thirty-two people have been killed in a landslide in Ethiopia and at least 10 more are missing.
Torrential rains have caused landslides that have killed at least 49 people in Rwanda.
Two police have died and three others were wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded in Mogadishu.
A review has challenged the assumption that leopards are thriving in the wild, saying they have disappeared from vast ranges of China and Southeast Asia.

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