New evidence proves that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats.
Ethiopia has banned weapons at the upcoming Irrecha religious festival in order to avoid the violence that killed several dozen people last year.
The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.
Rwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for alleged offenses against state security.
An Egyptian court has sentenced two men to life in prison and a dozen others to two to ten years over deadly soccer violence in 2015 that it blamed on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers.
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 64 migrants from two small boats trying to make a perilous sea crossing from Africa to Europe.
An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he idolized in his teens, and he becomes so distraught he crashes his car.
The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died.
Rival Tuareg groups say they have signed a cease-fire agreement in northern Mali, a deal which could bolster a fragile peace accord between the government and other armed groups.
Ugandan police have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of students protesting against plans to introduce legislation that would allow the longtime president to rule for life.
Togo's security minister says a 10-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other people were injured during protests over the passage of a bill that critics fear would allow the West African country's president to seek re-election indefinitely.
Congo President Joseph Kabila has declared that "justice must be done" as he opened a peace conference in the bloody Kasai region where thousands of people have died in a year of fighting among government troops and militias.
Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary said Tuesday, as ruling party supporters protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal.
A Czech zoo burned some 33.5 kilograms (74 pounds) of rhino horns with an estimated black market value of more than $2 million on Tuesday in a protest against a controversial rhino horn auction in South Africa.
A convicted rapist from Africa threw a fit as he was being deported from the U.S. — telling federal agents that he “would rather die than go back to Togo” — during a violent confrontation at Dulles International Airport, a report says.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is pushing all 193 member states to join a compact to prevent sexual abuse, holding a high-level meeting intended to demonstrate U.N. commitment to fighting a scourge that has darkened the reputation of peacekeeping missions around the world.
Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life.
An Egyptian criminal court on Monday acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons, his defense lawyer said.
A Somali regional state has declared its support for Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute.
A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.
Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it.
The provincial government of Ethiopia's restive Oromia region says 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced by ethnic Somalis in the neighboring Somali region after a week of unrest in which dozens were killed.
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to push for reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month.
Congo's central Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades.
In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair extensions from mountains of rubbish.
The Latest on the killing of Burundian refugees in Congo (all times local): 6:40 p.m.
Authorities in Tanzania's semiautonomous region of Zanzibar have detained 20 people accused of engaging in same-sex activities, police said Saturday, the latest incident in a crackdown on homosexuality in the East African country.
An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.
An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the Islamic State group in Libya.
For workers leaving a textile factory during a recent lunchtime in Lesotho, assassinations and political intrigue are a kind of background noise in the small southern African kingdom.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of U.S. special forces as violence surges again, according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press.