Tanzania declares three days of mourning
French military operations have started in the Central African Republic “to keep the streets safe” after a spasm of violence.
An American teacher working in Benghazi was shot dead as the Libyan government struggled to contain pro-Gaddafi militants.
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Angola's government has denied it had banned Islam and closed mosques, after speculation that sparked outrage among Muslims worldwide.
Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the offensive against youth gangs in the capital, long accused of robbing, beating up and even murdering residents.
Zambian prosecutors charged the representative of a Chinese construction company with graft, in a case involving embattled ex-president Rupiah Banda.
France will send 1 000 troops to Central African Republic to keep growing chaos at bay, says the country’s defence minister.
At least 100 people were killed when a tropical cyclone hit Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region at the weekend.
Somali refugees in Kenya must only return home voluntarily, says the UN after signing a deal easing fears of possible forced returns.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels failed to sign a hoped-for peace deal, after Kinshasa demanded the agreement be revised.
The defeat of DRC's M23 rebels has strengthened the president's grip on political power, but bringing peace remains a remote prospect.
Human Right Watch says Egypt detained 1 500 refugees from Syrian before forcing them to leave the country.
The shaky security situation in northern Mali won’t derail plans for a national election, according to a senior minister.
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