Burkina Faso's army chief has declared he is taking over as head of state after the ousting of President Blaise Compaore.
Experts are urging the world not to get its hopes up that Ebola is under control in Liberia, saying many people are unable to seek treatment.
Burkina Faso's army chief has announced the dissolution of the government and the creation of a transitional body following protests against the president.
Zambia has become the first African country in two decades to have a white head of state.
Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata, making him Africa's first white head of state since...
Zambia's government has confirmed that President Michael Sata has died in London.
The Red Cross says its workers in the Liberian capital Monrovia are picking up far fewer bodies, a sign that the Ebola outbreak is retreating.
Authorities in South Africa have launched a major manhunt to find the killers of the national football captain.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says health workers returning home from treating Ebola patients in west Africa should not be "stigmatised for their selfless service".
A Nigerian man who spent 19 years on death row then was saved while in line to be hanged at the gallows has now been freed.
South African prosecutors are to appeal both Oscar Pistorius's conviction and five-year jail sentence.
Boko Haram may have been using abducted women and young girls to help carry out attacks, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
Boko Haram rebels are suspected of being behind the abduction of 30 boys and girls aged as young as 11 from a village in northern Nigeria.
Cameroon's army has killed 39 Boko Haram fighters as the Islamists were carrying out three raids.
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