Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said "We support the Renaissance Dam because we believe it will benefit all countries of the region, including Egypt."
16:24, 04 December 2013 Wednesday
A mass grave containing the bodies of soldiers was found in Mali
At least 100 inmates have died of starvation this year at the Zimbabwe's 55 facilities.
Sources said Sudan is mediating between Egypt and Ethiopia to resolve a dispute between the two countries on a dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile.
Some 56 seats are up for grabs in the second round.
"The point must be made that Nigeria is facing an international enemy that has a long line of supply and that we are not taking it lightly," said Nigerian Defense Minister Labaran Maku.
The Movement for Reform Now Party has been formed by a group of defectors from Sudan's ruling party.
More than 15,000 people urgently need humanitarian aid in south-east Niger after the Komadougou river burst its banks and flooded their communities.
The United Nations have deployed drones to help the Congolese government in their fight against rebel groups.
Abdelfetah Hamadache Zeraoui aid he would not run if incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika decided to contest the polls.
Some 200 French troops have arrived in the capital as part of larger French reinforcements to help restore order in the country.
Amnesty International described the urgency of sending United Nations peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as a matter of "life-and-death".
Somalia's parliament speaker said 184 lawmakers voted against the prime minister, while on 65 members supported him.
Many are reported to have been killed after Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on a Nigerian airbase on Monday.
Nigeria declared a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri after an attack.
Two Eritrean footballers have disappeared in Kenya.
Karzai said that the US halted military supplies to put pressure on the country.
A Mozambique Airlines plane crashed in a park in northeast Namibia.
300 African migrants were taken to detention centres for processing by Libya's department for illegal migrants.
Malian Tuareg rebels ended a five-month-old ceasefire after the clashes in Kidal.
Pro-independence protesters marched to the airport in Kidal in the late morning ahead of the planned arrival of Prime Minister Oumar Tatam Ly.