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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Almost 15 000 mostly Muslim civilians are being threatened by armed militiamen in Central African Republic, according to the UN.
A Zambian court has cleared prominent rights activist Paul Kasonkomona of encouraging homosexuality.
Thirty peacekeepers are all that stand between nearly 800 Muslims and the armed gangs who want them dead.
Three of Algeria’s opposition parties have called for a boycott of the presidential election, saying the vote won’t be free or fair.
Authorities in Cameroon have released a French national whose 17-year imprisonment became a source of tension between the two countries.
Egypt’s government has resigned, paving the way for army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for Cairo’s top job.
Seven Egyptian Christians, with execution-style bullet wounds, have been discovered on a beach in eastern Libya.
Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan says his decision to suspend Lamido Sanusi had nothing to do with the central bank governor’s campaign to expose corruption in the oil sector.
An audit has revealed the depth of corruption in Malawi’s so-called Cashgate scandal.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.
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