A two-pronged attack by Daesh in Egypt's Sinai leaves at least seven people dead, including policemen.
Rights groups say as many as 67 people died in the post-election violence across Kenya.
Over 24 Daeshis are killed in their attack on Egyptian military positions in the North Sinai Peninsula.
The death toll from two bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday tops 300.
The bomb explosions were carried out in two districts of Mogadishu.
Seven people, six of them children, have been killed in northern Kenya when unknown assailants attacked a school, officials say.
Four Moldovan citizens have been killed and two others injured when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan.
Police in Kenya shoot and kill two opposition protesters amid the pre-election violence gripping the African state.
Suspected Takfiri militants kill six soldiers at a checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula.
Thousands of previously Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Libyan detention centers are said to be in dire conditions and in need of urgent medical help.
South Africa’s top court of appellation upholds a ruling on the reinstatement of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
Kenyan police use teargas to disperse protesters in the country's three main cities amid a standoff between the government and opposition over the presidential run-off.
Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepts an appeal of life sentence for leading activist Ahmed Douma.
Kenyan authorities impose a ban on election-related demonstrations in key urban centers.
The renewed three-month state of emergency will start on Friday, according to a decree issued in the official gazette Thursday.
Kenya’s parliament passes an election law that allows one candidate to automatically win if the other one withdraws from a re-run vote.
President Peter Mutharika vows a thorough investigation after seven people are murdered by vigilantes in a vampire scare that has driven UN staffers out of the affected region.
Eight people are sentenced to death over a 2013 attack on a police station in Cairo.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said a re-run of August’s nullified election would go ahead as planned.
The United States Army’s top officer says it is likely to “increase” its train, advise and assist (TAA) missions after the death of four soldiers in Niger by developing a new unit, he describes as “similar to special forces,” but “not special Forces.”
The United Nations says two peacekeepers have been killed and 12 others injured after an attack in eastern Congo by Ugandan rebels.
Tens of thousands of children are prey to life-threatening malnutrition amid violence and displacement in Mali, says UNICEF.
A new shipwreck involving refugees in the central Mediterranean leaves 8 dead and 20 missing.
Kenyan officers in plain cloth fire shots fired in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters marching on the election board headquarters in Nairobi.
At least seven people have been killed and dozens injured, mostly suffering burns, after a huge explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana's capital, local authorities say.
Up to 1,000 protesters, led by organizers perched on a pickup truck with megaphones, gathered at a main intersection.
Militants have ambushed a group of about 30 civilians in northeastern Congo and have killed many of them before fighting a fierce battle with the army.
Thirteen members of the Egyptian militant group Ajnad are sentenced to death.
Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government detain more than 3,000 illegal migrants in the country’s northwestern city of Sabratha.
Nigeria is going to try more than 2,300 suspected members of the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group in unprecedented mass trials behind closed doors.
A huge explosion at a gas station in the capital Accra leaves an unknown number of people dead and injured, and triggers a mass evacuation.
Police fired teargas at opposition activists in Kenya's capital as protests mounted in cities on Friday calling for the sacking of election board officials involved in August's cancelled presidential vote.
Thousands of protestors have poured into streets of the capital Lome to protest against the ruling family.
Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have used rape and sexual slavery to terrorize women and girls, says Human Rights Watch.
Three US Army special operations commandos have been killed and two others injured in Niger.
At least 17 people drowned when a boat ferrying around 60 passengers has been capsized in northwest Nigeria.
Two attackers had carried out the deadly assault in the city and there was an explosion after a gun battle.
Cairo dismisses a Washington report that a shipment of North Korean weapons seized last year at Suez Canal had been destined for its military.
Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions.
A policeman has shot dead the chief of security at an airport in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, police say.
Kenyan police fire tear gas and shots in the air to disperse opposition supporters.
Egypt owes its existence to the Nile, which provides a fertile stretch of green through the desert, but that lifeline is now under threat by an Ethiopian dam.
At least 7 are shot dead as Anglophone people in Cameroon continue protests for independence.
The World Health Organization says it is boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people.
Benghazi's commercial port officially reopened on Sunday after a three-year closure due to fighting between rival factions in the east Libyan city.
Nigerian police have disrupted Muharram ceremonies in the northern city of Sokoto, arresting at least six of the participants.
Turkey inaugurates its largest military base in Africa in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army has crashed near Kinshasa, killing several dozen people.
Eleven people are killed in a series of overnight shootings in a Cape Town township, South African police say.
Libya's powerful military commander Khalifa Haftar requests helicopters from Europe to curb rampant migration.
The controversial African proposal angered Western delegations and rights groups.
A violent protest broke out on Friday at a Johannesburg store run by Walmart's South African unit Massmart.
The Takfiri al-Shabab terrorist group has attacked a military base near Somalia’s capital, capturing the base and a nearby village and killing at least 15 soldiers.
Badie had already been sentenced to life in jail in 2014 after being convicted of murder and inciting violence during clashes that took place during the military-led ouster of Mohamed Morsi.
A deadly car bombing has claimed the lives of at least seven people in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Ugandan lawmakers brawl for a second day at the parliament over a fiercely disputed bill that would scrap the presidential age limit.
In a tit-for-tat move, Libya's Tobruk-based government bans US citizens from entering the country.
The court handed down a three-year jail sentence to seven others.
Heavy rainstorm have caused flooding in western Uganda, which killed at least 13 people.
Libya’s opposing groups start talks in Tunisia to officially launch a new UN plan to end the turmoil in the country.
The World Health Organization has announced it has completed a massive cholera vaccination campaign in restive northeastern Nigeria.
Kenyan riot police use tear gas and batons to disperse opposition protesters demanding change of election officials.
Ethiopia says clashes that started earlier this month between two of its largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds and displaced thousands.
An Egyptian court sentences an opposition figure to three months in jail for offending public morals.
Sudan vows to do more to appease the US amid reports that Washington would lift sanctions on Khartoum.
Thousands of people uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency have taken to the streets in Maiduguri to protest at food shortages and poor conditions in their camp.
Three UN soldiers from Bangladesh have been killed by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in northern Mali, the West African country's peacekeeping mission and Bangladesh's military say.
An Egyptian court jails 14 people over a deadly stadium stampede in Cairo in 2015.
Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the country’s police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the election commission for alleged electoral offenses.
A new report says UN peacekeepers in Congo hold a record on rape and sexual abuse.
A senior UN official cites refugees reaching Zambia as saying that DR Congo government forces of killing civilians in the Kasai region.
Survivors have said the sunken ship was carrying between 120 and 130 asylum-seekers, including women and children, from different African countries.
The Chadian government has announced that more than 50 people have died of cholera in the African country.
Addressing a raucous session in parliament on Thursday, Speaker Jacob Oulanyah said the legislation was "bringing tension" and would come back on another, unspecified date.
Kenya’s president has lambasted the country’s Supreme Court for the annulment of his reelection,.
The United Nations (UN) has launched a new initiative to break a political stalemate and help bring about peace and stability in Libya.
Floods have left at least 12 people killed, 18 others injured and 92 missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Police in Kenya seal off roads near the Supreme Court as judges are set to announce a ruling on the recent presidential election in the country.
Police use tear gas to disperse those protesting a court ruling against the elected president.
Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar visits neighboring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.
The United Nations says at least 44 people have died in a cholera outbreak in the militancy-hit northeast of Nigeria.
A suspected Boko Haram attack on aid workers and people in the northeast of Nigeria leaves 15 dead.
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to urge reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month.
At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists say.
Nine people have been killed in fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces in the Somali capital, police say.
The Court of Cassation confirmed the sentence over a charge of espionage for Qatar.
More than 1.1 million people have been uprooted in the Central African Republic.
Egypt’s military says two soldiers and five militants were killed in clashes in Sinai province.
Mounting tensions between Nigerian army and pro-Biafra supporters have led to the imposition of a three-day curfew in southeast region of the African country.
The US military claims its airstrikes have killed six al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia.
Conflict and weak education in Congo keep forcing children out of schools.