Unidentified gunmen shot dead a female journalist in Somalia's capital Sunday, a radio producer at state-run Radio Mogadishu said.
A Burundian journalist was arrested over the weekend and handed over to the dreaded secret service, witnesses and his colleagues said Monday, expressing fears over his well-being.
Sedated, blindfolded, her ears plugged with cotton-wool, "Hope" the rhino breathes heavily as veterinarians work to repair a gaping wound left by poachers who hacked off her horns.
Thirty-two troops have been killed in a clash with Boko Haram fighters on Niger's border with Nigeria, Niger's defense ministry said on Saturday, one of deadliest tolls inflicted by the jihadists.
Nigeria has seized more than US$10.3 billion in looted cash and assets in the past year under President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption campaign, the information minister announced Saturday.
DAKAR, Senegal -- Gambian activists and politicians have called on West Africa's economic body to take actions against Gambia for its brutal crackdown on rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the run-up to elections later in the year.
At least 10 people, including two lawmakers, were killed in a car bomb and gun attack Wednesday on a top hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group, medical and security sources said.
Stadium construction for the 2018 World Cup is on time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, contradicting recent reports of delays and cost increases.
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Wednesday denied charges of crimes against humanity during political violence in 2010 and said she suffered attempted rape while in detention.
Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted in Nigeria's restive south as the military mounted an offensive in the oil rich south-central Niger Delta and separatists protested in the southeast.