Prostitutes call on the Tunisian government to reopen a brothel in the coastal resort town of Sousse, after a court ruling shut it down more than a year ago.
Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan left the country Tuesday, stopping in Malta en route to "another European country," Maltese media reported.
A football training scheme is helping children growing up in the aftermath of Liberia's civil war.
Reeva Steenkamp suffered three devastating injuries, any one of which could potentially have killed her, when her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius shot her.
Funerals in Ghana are not only an occasion to mourn. They are also an opportunity to celebrate the life of the dearly departed.
Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after months of political infighting that has crippled the North African country.
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A shooting dispute over an oil tanker is one snapshot in a bigger picture of who controls -- and who profits from -- Libyan oil sales.
In the first week of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, it became clear that the judge's verdict would hinge on several questions that, so far, remain unanswered.
Oscar Pistorius breaks down in court as he hears a pathologist talk about the nature of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries after he shot her dead last year.
Isaac Owusu knows the forests of Kakum National Park in Ghana like the back of his hand.
"A force" has been mobilized by the Libyan government to deal with a North Korean-flagged ship that's been docked for days in a rebel-held port, ministers say.
Libya's prime minister threatened Saturday night to bomb a North Korean-flagged ship that had entered a rebel-held oil port.
A doctor and neighbor of Oscar Pistorius who was the first person at the scene of Reeva Steenkamp's shooting testifies for a second day at his murder trial.
South Africans are fed up with NekNominate -- the online drinking game that's turned deadly. Their solution? Do some good -- and pay it forward.
The trial of three Al Jazeera English journalists accused of terrorist activity in Egypt is adjourned till March 24.
Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday as a neighbor described the grisly scenes when he tried to save the athlete's mortally wounded girlfriend.
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki lifted his country's state of emergency, according to a statement issued Thursday on Facebook.
A photographer took to an ultra-light aircraft to capture Botswana's savannah from above. The results are amazing.
Oscar Pistorius asked friend to take blame when he accidentally discharged a gun under the table at a restaurant, the court in his murder trial heard Wednesday.
Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic sprinter from South Africa.
A Cairo court has banned all activities by Hamas in Egypt, calling the Palestinian movement that runs Gaza a terrorist organization.
Day 2 in the murder trial of Olympian double-amputee Oscar Pistorius: Defense attorney tries to poke holes in highly emotional testimony of first witness.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Sudan, a North African country bordering the Red Sea, Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Here's a look at what you need to know about South Sudan, a landlocked country in east-central Africa, bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. In 2011, South Sudan became the world's newest country after gaining its independence from Sudan.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
Here's a look at what you should know about Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world. Egypt is located in North Africa and is bisected by the Nile River. It shares a border with Israel, Sudan and Libya. It also borders the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial closes for the day after testimony from the South African track star's neighbor, who described gunshots and screams from next door
South African model Reeva Steenkamp was killed early Thursday in a shooting at the home of Olympian Oscar Pistorius, her boyfriend.
The fight against militant Islamists in Nigeria led to dozens of deaths, mostly of civilians, in three villages this weekend.
"The Samaritans" is a new Kenyan comedy that takes a mocking look at the world of inept African aid organizations.
Will South Africa's Oscar Pistorius be held in an overcrowded cell if he's not out on bail while awaiting trial in his girlfriend's slaying?
The Pistorius case has highlighted South Africa's history of gun violence and high crime.
He was one of South Africa's favorite sons, an amputee track star who defied all the odds and sprinted into the hearts of millions during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She was a staggering beauty with the brains to match, a law graduate and model whose star was on the rise.
How would you design a movie poster for a Hollywood blockbuster you'd never seen, filled with characters you knew nothing about and actors you'd never heard of?
Here's an in-depth look at the life of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, F.W. de Klerk.
"So tell me," an old school friend asked, "if the demand for chocolate is so high, why are cocoa farmers so poor?"
It's cocoa season across the southern half of the Ivory Coast. The pods are ripe for picking, some turning from green to yellow, like bananas.
Durable, shock resistant and, most of all, growing in a ready-to-use tubular form, it's a wonder bamboo hasn't always been used to make bicycle frames.
Accra, March 6 1957. Tens of thousands of rejoicing people flood the streets of the city center. Shouts of "freedom, freedom" fill the air as men, women and children sing and dance, celebrating the birth of a new state and the beginning of a new era: an independent Ghana.
Egypt's army claims it has invented a cure for AIDS, prompting an outcry from the medical community, which blasted the declaration as a "scientific scandal."
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Boko Haram is an Islamist militant group waging a campaign of violence in northeastern Nigeria, particularly in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
A car bomb Thursday, killed at least 12 people near Somalia's national intelligence headquarters in the capital of Mogadishu, security spokesman Idris Aden said
At least 29 students died in a February 25 attack on a college in Buni Yadi, northeastern Nigeria, during which several buildings were torched.
Students in northeastern Nigeria were killed in an attack on their boarding school by Boko Haram Islamists, two witnesses told CNN.
A year to the day after he killed his girlfriend, South African "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius broke his silence, describing her death as a "devastating accident."
A South African high court ruled that cameras will be allowed in court for part of Oscar Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has come out with a list of what it called the country's top homosexuals.
President Yoweri Museveni, who made anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda much tougher Monday, told CNN in an exclusive interview that sexual behavior is a matter of choice and gay people are "disgusting."
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a bill that criminalizes homosexuality.
Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour is taking steps to appoint new leaders, a day after the military-backed government resigned.
Egypt's military-backed government resigned Monday, adding new uncertainty to the nation's three years of upheaval.
CNN anchor Zain Verjee challenges Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni over new anti-gay laws.
At least 69 people, including children, have been killed in the central Africa nation of Burundi because of torrential rains, an aid group said Thursday.
Here is a look at the life of Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda.
Uganda's President has said he's seeking advice from American scientists before he decides whether to sign a bill that criminalizes homosexuality.
A court in Zimbabwe sentenced former U.S. Rep. Melvin Reynolds after he was found guilty Friday of flouting the country's immigration laws.
Militants carried out a deadly attack on Somalia's presidential palace Friday, officials and eyewitnesses said.
A Libyan military plane crashed in Tunisia's Nabeul province Friday, killing all 11 people on board, the Libyan government said.
Here's a look at the life of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Here's a look at the life of Morgan Tsvangirai, former prime minister of Zimbabwe.
Dozens of residents in northeastern Nigeria have been killed in two separate attacks launched by Boko Haram Islamists, according to officials and residents.
Six miners who refused to come out of an illegal gold mine in South Africa have been rescued, rescuers from ER24 emergency medical service told CNN on Tuesday.
More miners were freed Monday after being trapped for two days in an illegal gold mine in South Africa, authorities said.
New photos of Oscar Pistorius and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, given exclusively to CNN a year after her death at his hands, appear to show a couple in love.
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Sunday taunted court officials who placed him in a soundproof glass box during his trial on conspiracy charges.
The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation built a hospital and has treated more than 30,000 patients.
Uganda's president Saturday vowed to sign sweeping anti-gay legislation.
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is expected to appear in court next week following the completion of the investigation into the killing of his girlfriend
Official: The EU committed Friday to sending 500 troops to the Central African Republic -- a number that the coalition is "looking" to double.
Archaeologists say they unearthed a rare find during a dig in Egypt: a sarcophagus that's 3,600 years old -- with a mummy still inside.
A car bomb targeting a U.N. vehicle near the airport of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killed at least two people Thursday.
Two years after CNN first reported on Botswana's vibrant heavy metal scene, we catch up with the country's leather-clad kings of metal.
Suspected Boko Haram militants torched houses in a Nigerian village and killed at least 23 people, a local governor said Wednesday.
At least eight mortar rounds rained down on the Somali capital of Mogadishu late Wednesday, security officials and witnesses said.
Rian Labuschagne pilots his single-engine bush plane low over a herd of elephants, his trained eye scanning for calves. He's spotted 21 in recent months.
Armed men attacked the Tripoli headquarters of a privately owned Libyan television channel early Wednesday
Attempts to purge Muslims from parts of the Central African Republic have prompted "a Muslim exodus of historic proportions," Amnesty International says.
One person survived the crash of a military plane Tuesday in Algeria that left at least 77 others dead, a spokeswoman for the Civil Protection office said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has lost contact with four staff members and a veterinary assistant on board one of its vehicles in northern Mali.
At least 50 people have been killed in flooding and landslides in Burundi, officials in the central African country say, as a storm swept away homes.
We want to know which Africans you most admire.
Tunisia's national assembly approved a landmark new constitution -- its first since the ouster of longtime president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali three years ago.
At least three police officers were injured in twin blasts in Cairo Friday, Egyptian state media reported.
Principal Fannie Sebolela turned a once ailing and dilapidated school in South Africa into an institution that is now the pride of the region.
a group of U.S.-based African students has launched a photo campaign in a bid to dispel misconceptions about their continent.
Egypt's military was quick to quash a report that quoted army chief El-Sisi saying he will run for president.
Rescuers recovered the bodies of eight miners trapped in a South African gold mine after an underground fire this week, authorities said Thursday.
At least nine miners remain trapped in a South African gold mine after an underground fire, the Harmony Gold mining company said Wednesday.
Six students were wounded when unknown assailants tossed a hand grenade into a school in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital staff said Wednesday.
Ocean Sole is a Kenyan start-up that's transforming old flip-flops found on beaches and in waterways into works of art.
Libya said Tuesday that its chemical weapons, including artillery shells and bombs filled with mustard gas, have been destroyed.
Journalists gathered at the Egyptian Embassy in Nairobi on Tuesday to demand the release of Al Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste and his colleagues.
A reading of his will shows former South African President Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to family, staff, schools and African National Congress.
A small plane crashed in South Africa early Monday, killing 3 people, local media reported.
State media: Egypt's military launched airstrikes in the Sinai peninsula, killing 13 people who the military called "extremists" loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood
Sudanese authorities ordered the Red Cross to halt its activities in the nation starting Saturday, citing technical reasons, the aid agency said.