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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Heavy fighting broke out in the main military barracks in war-torn Juba, underscoring serious tensions within the national army.
Heather Guild was evicted from her farm at the height of Zimbabwe’s land invasions. Now there’s a chance she’ll get it back.
Former prime minister Ali Benflis is among the 10 candidates who have registered to run in Algeria’s presidential election.
UN leader Ban Ki-moon is in Sierra Leone to oversee the closure of the organisation’s peace mission.
A key challenger to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term has registered for Algeria's April election.
Medea Benjamin says airport police broke her arm during her detention before putting her on a flight to Istanbul.
Suspected members of Mozambique's ex-rebel movement turned opposition Renamo killed four cops and wounded five others, local media reported.
Almost 40 000 people may have been displaced by militia arson and looting in Sudan's Darfur region, according to a report.
Italy's newly appointed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Tunisia in his first official trip abroad.
SA businessman who had been held in Equatorial Guinea’s notorious Black Beach prison since December was released into the care of SA embassy
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