At least 55 people, including 13 militants of radical Islamic sect Boko Haram, were killed when the latter attacked an army base, a police station and a prison in Nigeria's northern state of Borno, official sources said.
Over the years South African icon Nelson Mandela has inspired a clothing line, pricey artworks and countless cheap souvenirs, all of which have fuelled debate over the use of his image.
The Democratic Republic of Congo today displaced fellow African nation Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to the annual report of Save the Children.
A controversial lavish Indian wedding in South Africa has created a rift between President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress, according to a media reports today.
Egyptian police on Sunday detained a young man who opened fire on Prime Minister Hisham Kandil's convoy and his four companions in Cairo in an incident the authorities said had no political motive. Kandil was not injured.
A wealthy Indian family in Johannesburg has apologised to the Indian and South African governments as well as to the public for triggering a huge scandal in their effort to host a "memorable" wedding for their daughter.
A car bomb that targeted government vehicles in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday killed eight people and wounded five, said Abdi Mohamud, a local district chairman.
A senior South African diplomat has been suspended over use of a military airport by wealthy Indian supporters of President Jacob Zuma, the government said Thursday, amid a deepening political scandal.
Saharanpur-born billionaire Gupta brothers of South Africa are being accused of going too far after flying in 200 wedding guests from India to one of the country's most strategic air force bases on Tuesday. Dipankar De Sarkar reports.
Some 170 prisoners escaped on Tuesday from a prison in Libya's Sebha, some 800km from Tripoli, Xinhua reported citing an official. Abobker Hamza, Sebha's local council spokesman, said the escape took place after a dispute among the prisoners turned into chaos.
Gunmen surrounded Libya's foreign ministry on Sunday, calling for a ban on officials who worked for deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi holding senior positions in the new administration.
Millions of condoms exported from China to Ghana have been found to be faulty and substandard, forcing the Chinese manufacturer to send a team to the African country to investigate.
A car bomb hit the France embassy in Libya, wounding two French guards and causing extensive damage in the first attack on a foreign mission since militants stormed the US consulate in Benghazi in September.
Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians.
Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the world's oldest harbour in Egypt. The harbour on the Red Sea coast dates back to 4,500 years and belonged to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) who died around 2566 BC.