Analysts say that the Islamist insurgency is escalating at an alarming rate in the country.
As Algeria prepares for the first presidential election since the removal of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, protests have intensified on the streets.
South Africa pulls out of the race to stage the 2023 Women's World Cup and will not submit a bid book to Fifa by Friday's deadline.
Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.
Herero people commemorate their battle with their German colonial rulers with a ceremonial dress.
Algerian students put their lives on hold as they call for a poll boycott and complete political change.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he loves that his side are "so smart" as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 to reach the Champions League last 16.
How did Mohamed Salah score his toughest chance of the night at Red Bull Salzburg? Jurgen Klopp does not know.
Seven years ago Nigeria's Peter Olayinka was earning $100 a month in Albania now he is taking on the likes of Inter Milan, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.
Some 700 homes have been swept away, power stations have been flooded and mining has been affected.
They were accused of abusing authority in a car manufacturing embezzlement scandal.
The EU's gift of 250 camels to boost Mauritanian border security has been mocked online.
An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has published a book outlining his philosophy of "medemer".
Arsenal beat West Ham to end a winless run of nine games and gain their first victory under interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
Jose Filomeno dos Santos is alleged to have stolen $0.5bn from Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund.
The 26-year-old from South Africa has been described as being "a proud advocate for natural beauty".
South African Lucky Mashudu's smart glove translates sign language into speech.
Pyramids and Al Masry both win comfortably in Group A of the Confederation Cup
Using chalk and markers, women and girls in Nairobi document their experiences of street harassment.