A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians were killed in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, a U.N. statement said.
On Jan. 1, 2013, a devastating fire swept in the New Year for people living in Khayelitsha, about 30 kilometers outside of Cape Town. Three separate fires engulfed nearly 1,000 shacks as strong winds spread flames faster than members of the community could react.
Sudanese security agents seized all copies of three newspapers Sunday, a journalists' association said, just days after they covered a fuel price hike in reports seen as critical of the government.
The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for the killing of a Tunisian soldier at his home in a central region that is a major hideout for jihadist groups.
Nigerian troops early Saturday rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram Islamists, during an operation near the border with Cameroon, a spokesman said.
African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Police fired tear gas and fanned out across the capital of DR Congo on Saturday to prevent a banned opposition rally seeking the exit of President Joseph Kabila this year.
The goalkeeper of the Gambia's national women's football team died crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of starting a new life in Europe, her former coach told AFP Wednesday.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday abandoned a court bid to block a watchdog's report into corruption allegations against him, as calls grew for him to stand down.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI will cover the legal fees of pop singer Saad Lamjarred, imprisoned in France charged with "aggravated rape", the official MAP news agency reported on Tuesday.