Soldiers have brought scores of bodies to a hospital in South Sudan's capital after gunfire erupted throughout Juba on Friday evening, a doctor at the hospital said Saturday.
BAMAKO - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has reshuffled his government, bringing onboard a former rebel and eight other ministers as the country struggles with remnants of an Islamist insurgency in the north.
YENAGOA, Nigeria - A Nigerian militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, on Friday said it had blown up another oil pipeline in the restive south of the country.
BANJUL, Gambia - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriage in the predominantly Muslim west African nation, threatening heavy jail terms for those who break the new rules.
Six people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Damboa, northeast Nigeria, the army said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.
Five South Sudanese government soldiers were killed in a shootout Thursday night between opposing army factions in the capital, a military official said Friday.
Thousands of people have fled renewed violence in the Central African Republic to neighboring Chad and Cameroon, the United Nations said Friday, voicing fears that many more could follow.
A job boycott has shut down most of Zimbabwe as discontent deepens over increasing economic hardships in the southern Africa country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied reports of an attempt on his life in Kenya during his heavily guarded African tour this week, saying he knew "nothing" of it.
India's prime minister has kicked off a four-nation African tour on a continent where China's presence has been strong, including countries that haven't been visited by an Indian leader in more than three decades.