Somalia's al-Shabaab militant group said it rammed a suicide car bomb into an AU military base and killed 43 Ethiopian soldiers.
Liberia was free of Ebola, meaning there are no known cases of the deadly tropical virus left in west Africa, the health ministry said.
Six children died while being baptised in Muriwo village, police said, adding that the organisers of the event had tried to flee before being caught.
The first of an expected 2 000 troops from Chad began arriving in Niger following a deadly attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Bosso.
Somalia al-Shabaab militants reportedly stormed into a base used by Ethiopian troops in the latest assault on soldiers serving with AMISOM.
Zimbabwe, which has not had its own currency since 2009, has been hit by the shortage of its main circulation currency - the US dollar since March.
A new case of yellow fever has been detected in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation said.
Six children from the same family died during a baptism ceremony near Sadza, a town about 150 kilometres south-east of the capital Harare.
The newly-reconciled leaders of South Sudan have called for a SA-style truth commission to heal the scars of a gruesome war.
An EgyptAir passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan after receiving “a false bomb threat”.
Tens of thousands fled their homes in south-east Niger following attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso, the UNHCR said.
Zambian animal rights activists warned of the possible slaughter of up to 2 000 hippos allegedly by a South African professional hunter.
Kenya’s power generation company says a monkey that fell onto a transformer, tripping it caused a three-hour nationwide blackout.
Kenya's opposition said it would defy a ban imposed by the government on its protests against the electoral commission.
The UNICEF said it was concerned about the arrests, expulsions from school and injuries of students in Burundi schools.