Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was Monday found guilty of a ruthless campaign of widespread rapes and killings by his private army in the Central African Republic (CAR), in a landmark war crimes verdict.
Businessman Patrice Talon won the second round of Benin's presidential election on Sunday, his adversary and incumbent Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou told AFP before the release of official results.
A leading Kenyan wildlife expert has said the noise from road construction is scaring lions out of Nairobi National Park and could lead to the death of people or the lions.
Congo began voting on Sunday under a media blackout, in a tense ballot expected to see President Denis Sassou Nguesso prolong his 32-year rule over the oil-rich but poor nation.
A mortar attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula killed 15 people including 12 policemen on Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement.
The Kenyan military claimed on Sunday to have killed 21 Islamic insurgents in a firefight in neighboring Somalia.
Unknown attackers fired rockets at a gas facility in the Sahara Desert in Algeria on Friday, energy groups Statoil and BP said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
A lion left Nairobi National Park, walked alongside a highway full of rush-hour traffic and mauled a 63-year-old pedestrian Friday before being captured, officials said.
The World Health Organization and Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola in the West African country.
Reports of torture have increased in Burundi since the beginning of the year and many people there now "live in terror," the U.N. rights chief said Friday.