Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been elected to the African Union's one-year rotating chair.
The UN has announced it has arranged the release of more than 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan.
An attack on a Tripoli hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans, has been claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group.
The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called 'one of the largest ever demobilisations...
Citizens of the United States, France, South Korea and the Philippines were among nine people killed when gunmen attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital.
Nine people, including five foreigners, have died in an assault by gunmen on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital, with IS claiming responsibility.
Fears remain high of renewed attacks on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri after Boko Haram militants launched a weekend raid.
Liberia's president says the country has seen a dramatic turnaround of Ebola cases in the west African nation.

Nigerians told to fight Boko Haram

Residents in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri have been told to stay and fight Boko Haram rebels after a curfew was lifted.
About 190 people held captive by Nigerian Sunni jihadist group Boko Haram were released by the militants and returned to their community in the northeast state of...
The leaders of South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to a political deal that could help to end to a 13-month-old civil war.
A study of possible Ebola vaccines will begin in Liberia within a couple of weeks, US officials say.

UN worker freed in central Africa

A UN worker taken hostage in the Central African Republic has been freed, a military spokesman says.
Twenty-four of the 80 people taken hostage by Nigerian Boko Haram militants in the north of Cameroon have been released.

Floods kill 71 in Mozambique

About 80,000 people have been affected by floods in Mozambique which have killed at least 71 people.

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