The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed government, Libyan and U.S. officials said.
Tens of thousands of people from Ethiopia's ethnic Amhara group took part in an anti-government demonstration in the northern city of Gondar, local media said, the largest such gathering yet in a string of recent protests.
Congo's opposition leader on Sunday called for elections to be held this year, at a rally of tens of thousands of supporters, and demanded President Joseph Kabila step down as scheduled on December 20.
In the small Burkina Faso village of Balole, where farmers struggle to grow tomatoes, cabbages and eggplants, angry youngsters armed with batons and machetes are barring entry to the slaughterhouse.
Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car used in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31.
Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid lost a confidence vote in parliament Saturday, in a move that risks plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty.
Lawmakers in Mali agreed Saturday to extend a state of emergency across the country by another eight months, officials told AFP, as fresh violence flared in the restive northeast.
A senior official with Zimbabwe's war veterans association appeared in court on Friday on charges of undermining President Robert Mugabe, after the group accused him of "dictatorial" behaviour.
An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.
Tens of thousands of people rallied in Kinshasa on Friday in support of Congolese President Joseph Kabila just two days after his leading opponent returned home to a massive welcome.