A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."
Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to Laos.
The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.
Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a "no-mistake job."
Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia.
The United Nations secretary-general is making a plea for protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven't been as tolerant as some in Africa.
Authorities in Botswana say former president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91 after an illness.
Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.
They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire.
The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution asking the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on a dispute between Mauritius and the United Kingdom over the Chagos Islands.
Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority, including three church bombings and a deadly bus shooting, all claimed by the Islamic State group.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging South Sudan's leaders to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of people.
Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.
Egypt's president has laid out concerns over his country's share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river's basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of resources.
A suicide car bomber detonated near the gate of a police station in the Somali capital Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding several others.
A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.
The Latest on a suicide car bombing in Somalia's capital (all times local): 3:30 p.m.
U.N. human rights experts have urged Egypt to halt the execution of six men, sentenced to death over killing a policeman, saying that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."
A human rights activist in eastern Congo says at least seven assailants have been killed as the army fought off attacks on a prison, police station and the town hall in the city of Beni.
Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital.
South Africa's highest court says it is up to the speaker of parliament to decide whether a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma can be done by secret ballot.
An official says the sole power plant in electricity-starved Gaza has resumed operations after receiving 1 million liters of fuel from neighboring Egypt.
Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country — of more than 20 million people born in the last decade alone.
The United Nations says the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.
Authorities in Mali say one woman is still missing three days after Islamic extremists attacked a resort area near the capital.
The Latest on European migration issues (all times local): 1:55 p.m.
Conservationists have launched what they call one of Africa's biggest wildlife relocations — the transfer of 7,500 animals over three years to a Mozambican park whose wildlife was nearly wiped out by civil war.
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the government will increase the monthly capacity of ration cards through which it distributes food subsidies from LE21 ($1.16) per person to LE50 ($2.77) in an attempt to ease the effects of hard-hitting economic reforms.
The head of Egypt's highest court has ordered a temporary suspension of rulings by other courts on a 2016 deal that transfers two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border.
A prominent journalist and human rights campaigner in Angola says he and another journalist face charges of insulting the state for an article about an allegedly unethical real estate deal involving the attorney general.
South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the U.N. released Wednesday.
Officials say Egypt has begun trucking 1 million liters of cheap diesel fuel to Gaza's power plant, in a rare delivery meant to ease a crippling electricity crisis in the Hamas-ruled enclave.
Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms.
France and the United States say they have reached agreement on a U.N. resolution that welcomes the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists.
Kenya's president says 10 people have died after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the East African nation's coast.
A woman in Germany identified three Ethiopian men in court on Monday who allegedly held her down and raped her multiple times near a train station last year.
Aid workers say heavy fighting has erupted between armed groups in Central African Republic only hours after a peace deal was signed in Rome.
Egypt's military says its air force has killed 12 "extremely dangerous" militants in airstrikes in northern Sinai, a militant hotspot.
More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released Tuesday by the Catholic church, as the U.N. called for an international investigation.
The U.N. human rights chief is calling for an independent, international probe into hundreds of recent killings in central Congo, pointing to accounts of pregnant women and toddlers hacked to death and faulting the government for failing to protect its citizens.
A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.
The Latest on a suicide car bomb blast in Somalia's capital (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Police say the death toll from a suicide car bomb blast at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital has risen to 15. Capt.
Scores of thousands fled the violence of South Sudan's civil war with little but their faith.
The 12 South Sudanese soldiers charged in a horrific attack on foreign aid workers last year during the country's civil war have pleaded not guilty.
Uganda's government and the United Nations are appealing for $8 billion in funding to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison.
The U.N. Security Council is urging Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar.