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More than a dozen people were killed in weekend clashes between residents and fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition.
A nine-man suicide commando blasted its way into Mogadishu's main court complex in yet another Al-Qaeda linked attack.
Sudanese authorities have blocked international peacekeepers from an area of western Darfur, where at least 50,000 people have fled tribal fighting.
Libya's coastguard service has rescued 89 illegal immigrants off the western port of Zawiya, after their boat broke down.
The arrival of cellphone banking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has given hard-pressed workers what's actually owed to them, writes Pierre Briand.
Corruption-fearing western executives are still squeamish about investing in Africa, but legal firms hope to make big bucks from assuaging those concerns, writes Andrew Beatty.
Michel Djotodia has been selected as the interim president of the Central African Republic.
Almost 200 followers of a Catholic prophet who claims to see visions of the Virgin Mary were sentenced today in a Burundian court.
Action taken against alleged rapists in DRC
North and South Sudan Presidents agree to implement peace deal
The International Monetary Fund has recognised the government of Somalia, restoring relations after a break of 22 years.
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak and seven of his officials face the start of a retrial on charges of the murder and attempted murder of peaceful protesters in 2011.
Gay refugees have a secret they're sharing. The safety they sough in South Africa, has gone up in smoke, reports Paula Chowles
President Joyce Banda has "reprimanded" aides who issued a scathing attack on Madonna that fuelled a very public spat with the pop star.
The UN has said at least 50,000 people have fled Darfur into Chad in the past week because of renewed tribal fighting.
Shells hit the capital of Sudan's South Kordofan state on Friday, in a suspected rebel bombardment as President Omar al-Bashir visited Juba.
A Japanese court has sentenced a Somalian man, one of four who attempted to hijack a Japanese tanker off the coast of Oman, to 11 years in jail.
The Kruger National Park’s anti-poaching unit says if a rhino moves to the Mozambican part of the Transfrontier park, it will be killed within days, if not hours.
The Democratic Republic of Congo army has suspended 12 senior officers over mass rapes in the strife-torn east of the country.
A report has shocked the world about Egyptian military ordering senior doctors to operate without anaesthetic on protesters injured during demonstrations against military rule.
The search for the rogue jihadists in Mali is on, and the French troops find clues to the simple lifestyle they were leading before fleeing the French-led advance into the valley.
Phone SIM cards have helped identify a man who fell from the undercarriage of a passenger plane over London.
The Nigeria Football Federation says it's broke. It has had to pull the team out of the 2014 African Nations Championship.
About 2,000 people have taken to the streets of Central African Republic's capital after rebel fighters fatally shot a motorcyclist. would like to send you push notifications.
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