GENEVA (Reuters) - A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Islamist insurgents, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council said on Saturday.
CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) - Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi's ability to govern independently.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has included two prominent politicians linked to corruption under former President Jacob Zuma in its list of candidates for parliament ahead of an election in May.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's military has launched an investigation after a rights group accused the army of carrying out executions during a recent operation in which it said it had killed nearly 150 militants, the government said on Thursday.
PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday, with one senior party figure saying in an interview overnight that the long-serving leader was "history now".
ALGIERS (Reuters) - A Leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party said that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has announced he will not stand for another term after mass protests, "is history now" and the party has to look forward and support demonstrators.
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Malawi's scandal-hit ex-president Joyce Banda has withdrawn her presidential bid and endorsed opposition frontrunner Lazarus Chakwera, the two candidates' parties announced on Thursday.
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's High Court on Thursday postponed its ruling on a case challenging the criminalisation of gay sex, which is being scrutinised by campaigners hoping the law could be overturned.
WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - French investigators on Friday will begin analysing data from the black boxes of the Boeing 737 Max plane that crashed after takeoff from Addis Ababa killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving the aircraft since October.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters chanting anti-government slogans took to the streets of several neighbourhoods in the Sudanese capital on Thursday, eyewitnesses said, while President Omar al-Bashir said he would seek dialogue with the opposition for the sake of stability.
PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Investigators in France took possession of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, said on Thursday it would close its zinc refinery in Namibia for five weeks after a strike by its mining contractor depleted stocks.