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Former head of notorious Ethiopian prison arrested

The former head of a notorious Ethiopian prison has been...

‘Extremists’ kill 20 in Nigeria ambush

Witnesses say at least 20 people are dead and many...

Egyptian security forces kill 12 suspected militants after bus bombing

Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in...

Blast near Giza pyramids injures 12 tourists

An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12...

Facebook bans fake accounts targeting Africa

Facebook has removed hundreds of social media accounts and banned...

One officer, three protesters die in Sudan gunfire

One officer and three protesters were killed and many protesters...

Algeria arrests 95 illegal immigrants

The Algerian army arrested 95 illegal immigrants in various operations,...

IS claims it killed 11 Nigerian soldiers

Islamic State (IS) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack...

China gives 300 village satellite TV to Ghana

The 300-community satellite television project of China for Ghana which...

Dozens die after migrant boat capsize off Tunisia coast

Dozens of migrants are thought to have died after their...

French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso

Four foreign hostages were freed by French forces in the...

US air strike kills 13 IS fighters in Somalia

A US air strike killed 13 Islamic State fighters in...

33 die as bush fire engulfs four villages in South Sudan

A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four...

187 killed in Libya fighting

Recent fighting in southern Tripoli in Libya has killed 187...

US considers move to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

  The White House has confirmed it is considering the...

Sudanese threaten general strike as tensions escalate with military

The organisers of Sudan's protests have threatened a general strike...

Gunmen kill six in Burkina Faso church

Gunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina...

UN relocates 350 immigrants in southern Tripoli

The United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday...

Gold worth billions being smuggled out of Africa, Reuters investigation finds

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out...

Sudan protest leaders ready to announce civilian council

Protest leaders in Sudan are preparing to announce a civilian...

Air strikes, explosions rock Libyan capital

Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli...

Egypt unearths eight mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs

Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colourful sarcophagi and numerous...

Voting begins in Egypt's constitutional referendum

Voting began on Saturday in Egypt in a referendum on...