Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
Top UN officials said a peacekeeping mission is essential for stabilizing Central African Republic and aiding civilians.
The murder trial of ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi was suspended after his lawyers requested new judges.
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A South Sudan army official says the situation at the Juba barracks is under control after Wednesday’s flare-up.
The Libyan government has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, arrived in Tripoli from Niger this week.
There has been another unsuccessful attempt on the life of a former Rwandan army chief of staff who has been living in exile in the country for the past four years
Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group says it has killed three men it accused of being spies.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has fired the secretary-general of the country's ruling party, amid signs of a possible power struggle.
Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood claim they were tortured and denied medical care.
The army shot dead a civilian and wounded two others when their car failed to stop at a checkpoint in eastern Algeria.
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