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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.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has dropped lawsuits by his office against journalists who criticised his leadership, the state-run al-Ahram newspaper said.
Four members of Sudan's opposition Popular Congress Party have been released under a presidential amnesty after more than eight years in prison, the party said.
Nigerian Islamists stormed a police station in the restive northeast, sparking a shootout that left four officers and five insurgents dead, police said.
Zambian gay rights activist Paul Kasonkoma pleaded not guilty to charges of promoting homosexuality.
Islamist group Boko Haram has dismissed a proposed amnesty offer
DRC rebels tweet threats to SANDF troops after SA government confirmed it would send more than a thousand troops to the UN backed intervention force into DRC
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan formed a panel to look at the possibility of offering an amnesty deal to Islamist insurgents who have killed hundreds.
The retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is set to begin on Saturday in Cairo.
Mozambique's ex-rebel boss, Afonso Dhlakama vows fresh attacks on President Armando Guebuza's government forces, if they fail to retreat from positions close to his camp.
The Mozambican government has approved a draft of a new petroleum law which will see communities get a slice of the country's oil revenues.
Sudan's defence minister, who is wanted for alleged war crimes in Darfur, said that improving relations with South Sudan will help to "end" a decade-old rebellion.
Zimbabwe's central bank chief Gideon Gono denied there were plans for a government takeover of the local operations of London-based Standard Chartered Bank.
A Muslim cleric was suspended for his criticism of Islamist president Hosni Mubarak.
Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) are recruiting child soldiers to fight on the frontier for their cause.
Zambian ex-president Rupiah Banda was unable to attend the inauguration ceremony of Kenya's new president, when Zambian authorities prevented him leaving the country.
Media rights groups have condemned the detention of Nigerian journalists, who refused to disclose their source for a disputed story about the president.
Defamation charges against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have been dropped
A French force of 1,000 soldiers in a major offensive has swept a valley thought to be a logistics base for Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists near the Malian city of Gao
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