Niger's military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead.
Human Rights Watch says Burundi's government forces and ruling party members have beaten and killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule.
An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel's European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country's 70th anniversary festivities.
Family members of the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by Islamic militants four years ago are now calling for the U.N. to intervene to find out their fate.
Authorities in northern Nigeria say a German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the town of Kano.
Three commissioners from Kenya's electoral commission say they've resigned over the suspension of the chief executive officer who was sent on compulsory leave to pave way for wider investigations into the conduct of the commission in last year's elections.
The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority said it believes villagers poisoned eight lion cubs—11 lions in all-- in retaliation for killing cattle near Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, National Geographic reported.
Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.
Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday.
Dramatic video shows a brave safari guide in South Africa stopping a charging elephant in its tracks with a wave of his hand.
Egypt has criticized reports blaming it for the failure of a recent round of talks with Ethiopia and Sudan to reach an agreement over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Blue Nile River, a tributary of the Nile River.
A Ugandan government minister says the country is "positively considering" Israel's request to take in 500 Eritrean or Sudanese migrants rejected by Israel.
Egypt's press syndicate chief says state security prosecutors summoned nine journalists over their coverage of last month's presidential election.
U.N. and European Union officials are hosting the first high-level intergovernmental pledge drive to drum up more humanitarian aid for Congo, but the Central African country's government is boycotting it.
Even as Islamic State group fighters flee the Middle East and cause fear across Africa's Sahel region it is al-Qaida that poses the more serious long-term threat, the U.S. military's special operations commander in Africa said in an interview with The Associated Press.
The battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some momentum.
Police say a bomb blast at a stadium in southern Somalia has killed five football fans.
Ethiopia's new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for "peaceful dialogue and negotiations" in an effort to broaden the political space.
The body of the co-pilot of the Algerian military transport plane that crashed, killing 257 people, has arrived in a flag-draped coffin at his family's home, a day after the nation's worst aviation disaster.