Somali government soldiers and African Union troops have seized a major Islamist militant training base, a Somali army commander tells the BBC.
Why African football stars are heading east
Osama Bin Laden's former cook Ibrahim al-Qosi returns to his home country Sudan after more than 10 years detention in Guantanamo Bay.
UN peacekeepers are being redeployed to Goma in eastern DR Congo to protect the city from rebel mutineers, the UN envoy to the country says.
Austrian officials say former Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem had a heart attack before falling into the Danube, and foul play is ruled out.
Fifty four people die while trying to cross the sea from Libya to Italy in an inflatable boat after running out of water, a survivor tells the UN.
The real motives behind DR Congo's eastern mutiny
South Sudan level against Uganda in their first match.
Should contraception in Nigeria be made compulsory?
The highest court in Egypt overturns a decree by President Mohammed Mursi in which he recalled parliament in defiance of the ruling military council.
The United Nations and DRC government troops are sending reinforcements to Goma, after rebel forces advance towards the Congolese city.
Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is jailed for 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers, in the first sentence from the International Criminal Court.
Human rights campaigners working for Mau Mau veterans complain that the Kenyan government is refusing to finance a case against the UK.
Following the purchase of letters between Mahatma Gandhi and his friend Hermann Kallenbach by the Indian government, we take a look around the South African house the two men shared between 1908 and 1910.
Does Dr Ramphele have the right prescription?
Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
Islamist fighters destroy two tombs at the Malian city of Timbuktu's famous Djingareyber mosque, residents say.
Nigeria's Supreme Court orders that the world's biggest aluminium producer, Rusal, be stripped of its ownership of a former state-owned aluminium processing plant.
Mohamed Aboutrika is one of the three over-age players in Egypt's Olympic squad.
A continent's aspirations in space