Twin bomb blasts on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja have left at least 15 people dead and 41 wounded.
Almost a third of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by mining and oil exploration, according to a report that said companies and investors face...
Polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.
A man accused of fighting with Islamic extremists who destroyed monuments in the historic city of Timbuktu has been arrested and charged with war crimes.
Police say a man accused of keeping women's genitalia as trophies in South Africa had previously been arrested in Lesotho over an assault on his wife.
Police have arrested a Danish man in South Africa after they found 21 pieces of women's genitalia stored in plastic bags in a freezer in his home.
Leaders of a coup in Burkina Faso say they have freed the president and reopened borders, in an apparent olive branch as they faced a growing confrontation with...
Heavily armed troops crushed protests in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou after a former spy chief seized power in a military coup on Thursday, derailing a...
Oscar Pistorius' defence has argued the state is trying to reintroduce a "failed case" in appealing the manslaughter sentence handed to the Paralympian.
Scientists excited about the discovery of bones deep in a South African cave. Here's why.
The remains of what's believed to be a newly discovered human species named Homo naledi have been discovered in a cave.
The death toll from an attack on a remote village by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria has been downgraded to 56.
Three Libyan men are accused of loading a wooden boat with more than 430 migrants trying to reach Europe which capsized drowning at least 250 people.
No clashes were reported between the two feuding South Sudan sides on Saturday morning as their leaders have called for another ceasefire.
South Sudan's president signed a peace deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he had ...

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