US Secretary of State John Kerry has committed to find ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the extremist group Boko Haram,
The Nigerian air force has claimed to have killed at least three senior commanders of Boko Haram in a series of airstrikes.
Nigeria's military has claimed to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an airstrike on the Islamist...
US Secretary of State has arrived in Nairobi - his second visit since May 2015 - for talks with African leaders on South Sudan, security and terrorism.
Al Shabaab suicide bombers have killed more than 20 people at a local government headquarters in Somalia's autonomous Puntland region.
Three civilians have been killed and around 20 others wounded in a suicide attack in northern Cameroon.
A suicide car bomb attack at the local government headquarters in Somalia's Galkayo town has killed at least 10 people.
An internal UN document says a senior South Sudanese politician has led the recruitment of an entire village of boys as child soliders using intimidation.
When the murder sentencing appeal for Oscar Pistorius returns to court his lawyers will argue "enough is enough".
At least eight people have been killed in two suicide car bombings in the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte in Libya.
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema claims the presidential vote was rigged by the electoral commission after Presdient Edgar Lungu narrowly won.
A woman who kidnapped a three-day old baby from a hospital and raised her as her own has been sentenced in a South African court to 10 years' jail.
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video purporting to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
At least 36 people have been killed in a rebel attack in eastern Congo.
Forces aligned with Libya's UN-backed government say they have taken Islamic State's "most important bastions" in the city of Sirte.

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