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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Eleven people aboard a Libyan military plane were killed when the aircraft crashed near Tunisia's capital city.
Gunmen from Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram group have killed 98 people in the north-eastern town of Bama.
Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe celebrates his 90th birthday today - and he has no plans to hand over power.
South African authorities have released a gay Ugandan activist after four days in custody, following an outcry from rights groups
A Sudanese man whose video of group sex with a pregnant teenager created a rare case of Internet controversy was sentenced to 40 lashes.
Gunmen killed 13 people, including nine children, in a raid on a village in central Nigeria.
Police opened fire on an opposition “caravan for peace” touring the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, wounding several people.
Explosions rocked five polling stations in eastern Libya as voters began electing a body to draft a new constitution.
A Tunisian jailed for posting caricatures of Prophet Mohammed online is reportedly to remain in prison despite a presidential pardon.
The co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane will be held in custody while Swiss police investigate.
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