Airstrike kills 60 Somali militants, US military says

A recent US airstrike in Somalia killed about 60 al...

Nigerian militants kill aid worker after deadline expires

A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March...

Double suicide bombings in Somalia kill 16

At least 16 people have been killed and 50 others...

16 die in southeast Nigerian state oil pipeline fire: NNPC

Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out on...

Eastern Uganda landslide kills 31

At least 31 people were killed when a landslide rolled...

Gunmen kidnap Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ in Tanzania

The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been...

At least 50 die in Kenya bus crash

At least 50 people have been killed after a bus...

SA finance minister asks president to sack him

South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has asked President Cyril...

Cameroon goes to polls as Biya seeks seventh term

Cameroonians head to the polls on Sunday in an election...

Nigerian ex-minister announces presidential run

Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to...

Fuel tanker crash leaves 50 dead in Congo

Around 50 people died and another 100 suffered serious burns...

Cameroon president seeks seventh term

A large poster of President Paul Biya hangs like a...

30 suffer injuries in Egypt palm plantation fire

Egypt used air force helicopters on Saturday to fight a...

South Africa train collision injures hundreds

About 320 people were injured when a packed train travelling...

Drunk police officer kills two colleagues in Ethiopia

A drunk police officer shot dead two colleagues in the...

34 migrants die in Mediterranean shipwreck, UN says

At least 34 migrants have died in a shipwreck in...

US airstrike kills nine militants in Somalia

The US military said on Tuesday it had killed nine...

13 die in Sierra Leone military truck crash

Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 more injured...

Nigeria's Buhari gets party nod to run for second term

Nigeria’s ruling party has nominated President Muhammadu Buhari as its...

Burundi suspends local, int’l NGO’s for violating new law

Burundi has suspended some local and international non-governmental organisations for...

Tanzania gets first ever flyover

Tanzania has opened its first ever flyover in the business...

Cameroon separatists raid prison, free dozens before election

Separatist militants raided a prison in northwestern Cameroon and freed...

Civil war in South Sudan caused 400,000 ‘excess deaths’: US report

South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths"...