An Australian who grew up as a pygmy in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo has published an account of his journey.
Witnesses say Boko Haram gunmen have killed 68 people, including many children, in a northeastern Nigerian village.
Floods in Tanzania's northwest have left at least 38 people dead, authorities say.
The three West African countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak have appealed for international help to repair their economies.
Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in South Africa's southwestern coast region.
Sierra Leone has reintroduced travel restrictions as the number of new cases of Ebola rises again in the west African nation.
Sierra Leone has recorded a rise in new Ebola cases this week, with President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstating various restrictions to combat the spread.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a million-dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites may have been a mistake.
Pupils noticed a remarkable likeness between a 17-year-old and her younger biological sister, who started attending the same school this year.
Chadian troops have killed 207 members of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.
Lawyers for jailed Oscar Pistorius have launched a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.
Bombings at bus stations in two major commercial centres in northern Nigeria kill at least 27 people.
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