Cameroon deports 2000 Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram: sources

Regional newspaper L'Oeil du Sahel reported that about 2,500 Nigerians had been 'rounded up' in Kousseri, in the far north of Cameroon, and sent back to their country on Thursday.

Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State

Five soldiers were killed and 15 have been missing since the Islamic State fighters attacked the checkpoint outside the eastern town of Ajdabiya, near the oil port of Bregaattack.

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Obama's African visit

The White House has released behind-the-scenes footage of Barack Obama's recent visit to Kenya and Ethiopia. Watch it here.

Fresh round of pardons in Gambia

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced the release of nine high-profile prisoners, including military top brass.

Tunisia state of emergency extended

Tunisia has decided to extend by two months a state of emergency imposed after an Islamist militant killed 38 tourists in June.

'Over 100 militants killed' in anti-Boko Haram operation

The Chad army says at least 100 militants have been killed in raids on Lake Chad islands.

Zim calls for US hunter to be extradited over lion death

Zimbabwe's environment minister is appealing to 'the responsible authorities' for the extradition of a Minnesota dentist who killed beloved lion Cecil.

Suicide attack on Nigeria market, five killed

A female suicide bomber has detonated a bomb in a north-east Nigeria market, according to witnesses.

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Obama wraps up landmark Kenya visit

Obama called for firm action against graft and warned that discrimination is the path whereby freedoms begin to erode and bad things happen.

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Obama's visit to strengthen America's ties in East Africa

President Barack Obama makes history by becoming the first American president to make official visits to the vital allies of Ethiopia and Kenya this weekend.

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