Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday abducted the wife of the Cameroonian deputy prime minister in a dawn attack on his home village
Leela Hazzah, founder of Lion Guardians has devoted her life to lion conservation.
Nigerian authorities said they have five suspects in custody Sunday after a wave of attacks over the weekend in the city of Kano.
The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.
A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.
French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, officials said.
Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.
For Omara Moctar, the electrifying Tuareg guitarist better known as "Bombino," there is no better place to play music than the majestic starkness of the desert.
There were no survivors found amid the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in the Mali desert Thursday, officials said
A beautiful collection of photographs pays tribute to the people of Khartoum.
At least 40 people in northern Nigeria were killed Wednesday in two suicide blasts targeting a renowned Muslim cleric and an opposition politician.
A raid on a northeast Nigerian town by Boko Haram left dozens dead and displaced more than 15,000 residents.
Durban's film festival has kicked off, and we take a look at some of the African films featured at this year's showcase.
He suffered greatly in his final months, but Nelson Mandela's last breaths were peaceful, says his eldest daughter, Maki Mandela.
One of the masterminds of April's Nyanya Motor Park bombing that killed 71 people has been arrested, Nigerian police said.
Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source says.
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was involved in a nightclub dispute with another patron this weekend, his spokeswoman says.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a Taliban attack, appeals to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons in Nigeria.
Nigerian police have arrested a man claiming to be Boko Haram's "chief butcher" in an area identified as the Balmo Forest of northeastern Nigeria.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, those that once fled war are returning to build a brighter future.
Fighting continued Monday as rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport and the interim government said it was considering asking for international military help.
Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning South African author and anti-apartheid activist, died Sunday, her family said Monday. She was 90.
In a tucked away corner of Zanzibar's Stone Town, a shop sells unique and authentic crafts made on site.
Rival Libyan militias battled for Tripoli International Airport on Sunday, leaving nine people dead and 25 others wounded, the government said.
A television commercial that prompted complaints for its portrayal of a white woman feeding a young black boy like a dog will not be formally investigated, South Africa's advertising watchdog has ruled.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground, with the WHO reporting 844 cases including 518 deaths since the epidemic began in March.
Militants with the Islamist group al-Shabaab stormed Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu before security forces thwarted them, said officials.
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.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says sectarian and chauvinistic cultural leaders are behind weekend attacks that killed 90 people in western Uganda.
Two young entrepreneurs are making advertising go digital in Uganda.
The defense in the Oscar Pistorius murder case rested Tuesday, with closing arguments set for Aug. 7.
At least 88 people were killed in attacks over the weekend in western Uganda, a police spokesman said.
Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village
Here's a look at 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.
Video of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting how he says he killed his girlfriend was illegally obtained, a lawyer for the former Olympian said.
Kenya's top soccer referee, Aden Marwa, reveals his journey from the Kenya Premier League to this year's World Cup in Brazil.
Gunmen ambushed two areas in coastal Kenya early Sunday, leaving at least 22 people dead, authorities said.
For 460 days, they held her captive. They beat her, sexually assaulted her, kept her locked in a pitch-black room with chains around her ankles.
Nigerian military: Its forces killed over 50 fighters who'd tried to storm troops' bases and police stations in Borno state.
Authorities have arrested three women who have been secretly recruiting members for the female wing of Boko Haram, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Friday.
A terrorist attack at the national Parliament building in the Somali capital killed six people and injured 12 more Saturday, authorities said.
Last year, on my third trip to the Central African Republic, I met Oumarou, a shy, soft-spoken boy who appeared to be far younger than the 13 years he said he was. He told me he had lived in a nearby village. He and his family had been asleep around dawn when strange men burst into their house. With machetes, they killed his father and brother.
Islamist militants killed one Somali lawmaker and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the capital on Thursday morning, the third assassination of a Parliament member this year, police and a legislator said.
Oscar Pistorius' defense team highlights his disability and vulnerabilities at his murder trial Thursday.
Meet the Rolling Rockets, the skate soccer team made up of polio survivors.
Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is a suicide risk, mental health doctors concluded.
A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building shortly after takeoff from an airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early Wednesday, the country's airport authority said.
Here is a look at the life of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Oscar Pistorius was in a "loving and caring relationship" with Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, the sprinter's agent testified.
Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter currently on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The license plates on our police escorts' Land Cruisers read "Borno State, Home of Peace." Many of those we meet during our stay in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, smile bitterly at the irony of that statement. The state's capital is now better known as the birthplace of Boko Haram and peace here is always uncertain.
A Sudanese government force destroyed a church Monday, ignoring the wails of nearby residents, witnesses told journalists working for CNN.
At least 15 people killed Tuesday in a suicide blast in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which has been bedeviled by Boko Haram, witnesses say.
What a week it's been for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who initially faced a death sentence after refusing to renounce her faith.
Suspected Islamic extremists on motorcycles spray gunfire into Nigerian homes and churches in an attack that killed more than 50 people, residents said.
Oscar Pistorius was not mentally incapacitated when he shot his girlfriend to death, a psychiatric assessment of the athlete has found.
Vintage clothes are proving a hit with fashionistas across Africa, as retro goes back to the future.
At least 30 people were killed Sunday in raids by Boko Haram Islamists on four villages in northeast Nigerian Borno state, residents and a priest said.
Shortly after Salwa Bugaighis posted the names of three security force members killed in Benghazi on Wednesday on her Facebook page, she became the fourth person to die in the Libyan city that day.
A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy is now at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with her family, her husband said.
South Sudan tops the list of world's most fragile nations, while the United States is among the countries that have worsened the most over the past year.
Source: The suspected mastermind of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is expected to be in the U.S. as soon as this weekend.
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home last year.
Senegal's "Pink Lake" is an incredible sight, but it's a tough place to earn a living.
A Sudanese Christian woman who had been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith and her husband were released from custody, the two told CNN.
An explosion in a parking lot at a crowded plaza in Nigeria's capital on Wednesday afternoon killed 21 people, an official says.
A ship's captain, kidnapped by Nigerian pirates in 2013, says he was told the money used to pay his ransom could have got to the terror group Boko Haram.
Polls opened in Libya on Wednesday in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Gadhafi regime in 2011.
A Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith -- and then released -- has been charged on two counts, her legal team said.
A Sudanese Christian woman released after a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith was detained again, her legal team says.
Boko Haram Islamists abducted 60 females and killed 30 men in a raid last week in a northeastern Nigerian village, two sources say.
Men armed with guns and machetes attacked residents of a Kenyan village before dawn Tuesday, killing at least five people, witnesses told CNN.
A bomb blast Monday killed eight people and injured at least 12 others at a medical school in Kano, Nigeria, police said.
A Sudanese woman has been freed from prison a month after being sentenced to die by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
An Egyptian court upheld the death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 182 of the group's supporters Saturday.
Boko Haram militants are suspected of raids on two villages in northeast Nigeria where 10 people were killed Saturday, residents and community leaders said.
Citing security concerns, the United States is moving some staff from its Kenya embassy, the State Department said Friday.
Uganda will lose U.S. funding as punishment for a law signed by President Yoweri Museveni that makes some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.
Here's a look at the life of former South African president, Thabo Mbeki.
The aliens have landed -- and they look rather fabulous.
An explosion at a soccer viewing center in northeastern Nigeria claimed the lives of several men and young boys watching the Brazil-Mexico World Cup match.
An explosion late Tuesday ripped through a soccer viewing center showing a World Cup match in northeastern Nigeria, police and residents said.
Two bombs hit a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the war-torn South Kordofan region of Sudan, destroying its emergency room.
An Egyptian judge on Monday said he would announce the verdict in the trial of three Al Jazeera journalists on June 23.
U.S. special forces working with the FBI captured a key suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, officials say.
Nearly 20 suspected Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on market vendors in Nigeria, killing 15 people in Borno state, witnesses say.
Most kids dream of being a pilot when they grow up. But Esther Mbabazi's route to the pilot's seat was a little harder.
Bodies were strewn in the streets amid a backdrop of burned cars and charred buildings in the small Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni on Monday.
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says that African governments must ensure that spending on education is prioritized.
CNN's Arwa Damon reflects on traveling through West Africa and meeting Boko Haram's terrified victims.
Poachers killed one of Kenya's most beloved elephants -- a behemoth animal with tusks so large, they touched the ground.
No one knows what causes "fairy circles" in Namibia's desert. A new study, however, may have solved the mystery.
CNN will be hosting a Tweetchat on African entrepreneurship on Thursday, June 19 at 11am ET, 3pm GMT, and 6pm EAT. Join the #CNNAfrica conversation!
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 20 women in northeastern Nigeria, 8 kilometers from where 200 girls were taken two months ago, officials say
A new app, which calculates dowries based on personal and lifestyle questions, has caused a stir on Twitter.
Egypt's outgoing interim president issued a decree criminalizing sexual harassment to combat the widespread abuse of women in the country, a spokesman said Friday.