During the rescue operation security forces also kill 31 militants in Borno state
Opposition calls for president to be removed from office over misuse of public funds
Several children have been killed in a suicide attack in Cameroon
A controversial family of Indian-born businessmen known for their close links with President Jacob Zuma has been put back under the spotlight in South Africa after a key opposition party demanded their ouster from the country.
Presidential council has asked the Tobruk-based parliament to grant it an extra week to form unity govt under UN deal
'The passengers were intended for another airline, Turkish Airlines,' Daallo Airlines CEO says
Fighting breaks out between Rwandan rebels and a local Mai Mai militia
Buhari under fire for saying Nigerians not welcome abroad for high crime rate
Amendments will limit future presidents to two 5-year terms in office and officially recognize language of country’s Berber minority
Strikes kill two members of Mujahideen Shura Council, city of Derna’s de facto ruling body, according to local official
Move comes despite November ceasefire deal that temporarily halted fighting between Tebu and Tuareg ethnic groups
The barrier stretches some 200 kilometres across about half the length of the frontier between the two neighbours
The potential reforms are meant to address longstanding public grievances in the North African nation
Just one day after the Shebab overtook the Merka port, Somali and AU troops have retaken the key port
Somalia's Shebab retook their former stronghold of Merka on Friday from African Union troops who pulled out of the port they had held for three-and-a-half years
More than 100 people have been killed from a fever outbreak forcing the UN to launch a response against the epidemic.
Despite an assets freeze and travel ban, a commander was able to fly to Chad and a number of other countries.
'Tunisia's parliament made a significant breakthrough for human rights by approving proposed changes in detainee rights,' the rights watchdog says
'The AU troops pulled out of the town and Shebab militants entered, and have secured control without fighting'
Recent months have seen sporadic militant attacks on UN peacekeepers and Malian army personnel
With the UN declaring that food security is decreasing at an alarming rate, the Zimbabwe government has declared a national emergency.looming.
'In light of the improvement in the security situation, it was decided that from Thursday... the curfew on all Tunisian territory will be lifted,' interior ministry's statement says