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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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi - an outspoken critic of the government’s record on tackling corruption.
Nigeria’s Boko Haram fighters have reportedly killed 47 people and trashed the palace of a traditional ruler during an attack in Bama.
France and Germany have reportedly decided to send elements of the Franco-German Brigade to Mali in its first deployment to Africa.
Libyans have gone to the polls to elect a constituent assembly - the latest milestone in the country’s chaotic political transition.
The latest fighting in CAR began after militia groups tried to block the evacuation of Muslims, disrupting a visit by a top UN envoy.
Ronnie Mamoepa said Paul Semugoma's visitor's visa had expired and this was why he had been prohibited from entering SA, in terms of the Immigration Act
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo will deploy more troops to Katanga to help fight worsening militia violence.
Islamist group Boko Haram attacked the house of an army general in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, killing one of the soldiers guarding it.
Former US Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing pornography and will remain in jail pending bail.
Two-day talks on the confinement of Malian rebels were punctured by occasional disputes between the participants.
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