The Libyan government is appealing for 'international help' after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in Tripoli.
The Liberian government has closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people.
A second American aid worker at a West African hospital has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus, an aid group says, amid what the World Health Organisation is calling the largest outbreak ever recorded.
Nigeria's biggest northern city of Kano has cancelled Eid festivities after a deadly church bombing and a female suicide bomber's attempt to attack a university.
Boko Haram militants have attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a military commander in the region says.
27 July 2014, 07:44
The US has ordered the evacuation of its embassy in Libya due to a "very real risk" to personnel, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
26 July 2014, 19:44
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed, killing all 118 people on board.
26 July 2014, 08:47
A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.
26 July 2014, 08:13
Uganda says 9 bodies have been discovered in western Uganda following deadly tribal clashes.
25 July 2014, 22:00
A suspected crossborder raid overnight by Nigeria's radical militant group Boko Haram killed two Cameroonian soldiers.
25 July 2014, 21:23
AU troops in Somalia say they have killed two “senior” commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.
25 July 2014, 20:20
Nigeria have confirmed that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, stating that this is the worst-ever outbreak of the virus in the country.
25 July 2014, 19:22
Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.
25 July 2014, 18:30
A Liberian man hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms has died, an official said Friday, without confirming the virus was the cause of his death.
25 July 2014, 16:25
Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.
25 July 2014, 17:29
Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.
25 July 2014, 15:24
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the US.
25 July 2014, 13:48
French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.
25 July 2014, 12:22
Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.
25 July 2014, 10:42
As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .
25 July 2014, 09:03
Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.
25 July 2014, 07:38
The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.
24 July 2014, 22:44
An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.
24 July 2014, 21:45
A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people.
24 July 2014, 20:48
At least one person was killed and eight other people injured when a blast ripped through a crowded bus station in Kano, northern Nigeria.