Sierra Leone wrapped up its 72-hour shutdown, with authorities reporting that the action aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic had uncovered up to 70 dead bodies.
An Egyptian military aircraft crashed while on a training mission after a technical failure, killing six soldiers, the army said.
El-Sissi portrays Egypt as a model in the fight against extremism.
To Ghana's legions of jobless young men, Eric Bimpong has a money-making proposition: sell your blood.
Suspect in US embassy in Kenya and Tanzania bombings pleads guilty to lesser counts.
19 September 2014, 22:00
Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.
19 September 2014, 20:34
A high-ranking U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and help Africans treat Ebola victims.
19 September 2014, 18:01
South African police say murder rate has climbed 5 percent since last year.
19 September 2014, 13:14
Sierra Leon has launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.
19 September 2014, 15:20
Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni has sacked his long time right hand man and colleague, Amama Mbabazi from the office of the Prime Minister.
19 September 2014, 11:29
A roadside bomb in northern Mali has killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others, a spokesperson said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.
19 September 2014, 09:59
At least seven people who were part of a team sent to educate villagers in south-eastern Guinea about Ebola have been found dead after they were attacked by angry locals, the government says.
19 September 2014, 08:31
With some 76 000 Nigerian Muslims expected this year at the hajj in Saudi Arabia, organisation was always going to be a major logistical undertaking.
19 September 2014, 07:18
A Nigerian man has been arrested for selling his wife to black magic practitioners who wanted to sacrifice a virgin.
18 September 2014, 21:36
A military court in Uganda has freed a top intelligence official accused of plotting to assassinate senior politicians in the east African nation.
18 September 2014, 19:32
Sierra Leone was preparing for an unprecedented three-day nationwide shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus in a controversial move which experts claimed could worsen the epidemic.
18 September 2014, 17:32
MP representing fishing communities in Uganda and health officials working on Islands revealed that there is acute shortage of condoms among fishermen, forcing them to use polythene bags while playing sex.
18 September 2014, 15:39
President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned some soldiers to fight corruption in the Agriculture Sector.
18 September 2014, 12:26
"Prophet" TB Joshua was named the third richest pastor in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth between $10m and $15m, according to a list compiled by Forbes.
18 September 2014, 11:01
As Ivory Coast campaigns to fend off an Ebola outbreak ravaging neighbouring West African states, grim reminders of the catastrophe unfolding across its western border are everywhere.
18 September 2014, 09:45
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3 000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.
18 September 2014, 08:22
A French volunteer working for Medicines Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity says, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.
18 September 2014, 07:14
Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano.
17 September 2014, 21:54
As Ivory Coast campaigns to fend off an Ebola outbreak ravaging neighbouring West African states, such grim reminders of the catastrophe unfolding across its western border are everywhere.
17 September 2014, 19:54
Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.