The violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists marred what was supposed to be a festive day in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north.
Sixteen people were killed in southern Zimbabwe on Monday when a minibus collided head-on with a truck on the main road to the South African border.
Members of a rebel Democratic Republic of Congo group are challenging the validity of local foreign military assistance legislation.
Flags flew at half-mast in France Monday in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators waited for black boxes from the crash to arrive.
Relations between Turkey and Egypt continue to deteriorate as both countries try to gain diplomatic clout in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of the New Zealand rugby sevens coach.