Chad's veteran leader Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office, the national electoral commission announced Thursday, extending his 26 years in power, as the opposition alleged widespread fraud.
An appeals court in the west African state of Mauritania has upheld the death sentence of a blogger accused of blasphemy, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday.
The settling dust from renovations and the banging of tools aren't ideal sights and sounds for a library -- but this is no ordinary library.
The United Nations said its staff had returned to Tripoli and Libya's unity government vowed further steps to assert its authority Sunday, on the eve of a crucial confidence vote.
Selam hoped that escaping from Eritrea into Sudan would be the first step toward a better life for her unborn child, away from military service and dire economic prospects.
Armed men from South Sudan have killed around 140 people and kidnapped a number of others in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government said Sunday.
Hundreds of people marched in Nigeria's main cities on Thursday to demand the safe return of girls who were abducted by Boko Haram extremists two years ago from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok.
Demonstrators in Zimbabwe held the largest protest against President Robert Mugabe in nearly a decade on Thursday, marching through central Harare demanding that the "tired" leader make a "dignified exit."
Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by drought, in the latest sign of alarm over a hunger crisis across southern Africa.
The number of children used by Nigeria's Boko Haram to stage suicide bombings has risen more than 10-fold in one of the most "horrific" aspects of the Islamist insurgency, the United Nations said on Tuesday.