One protester was killed as Tunisian security forces clashed Sunday with supporters of a hard-line Islamist group who were holding a conference despite a government ban.
At least 10 suspected terrorists were killed and 65 others captured as Nigerian troops continued their "massive deployment" against insurgent groups.
At least 20 insurgents were killed Friday as Nigeria's military carried out an aerial bombardment of suspected Islamist camps, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
Albinos in Tanzania have been killed because some people believe their body parts bring good luck. But one albino is fighting back.
The Elman Peace and Human Rights Center, the first rape crisis center in Somalia, is part of an effort to halt the sexual violence plaguing the country.
A potent, bloody blast this week near a Benghazi hospital was likely an accident, a Libyan official said Thursday.
In Sierra Leone there is a ghostly slave trade post, from which thousands of slaves were shipped to the Americas.
Nigeria says it is deploying troops and resources in conjunction with the country's state of emergency.
The death toll in the Rwandan building collapse now stands at six, national police said Wednesday.
Nigeria's leader declared states of emergency for 3 states, blaming "terrorists" for "fear ... and a near breakdown of law and order in parts of the country."
Thieves scaled down a rope into a stadium in Johannesburg after it hosted a Justin Bieber gig to steal the contents of a walk-in safe, South African police said.
Three workers were killed and 21 others injured Tuesday in Rwanda when a building collapsed, police said.
Growing DNA evidence and archeological finds suggest we all started in Africa before migrating around the world.
Children were among the victims Monday when a car bomb blew up near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a security official told state TV.
A female soldier roughly passes her hands over the waistband of my jeans as a finishing touch to the most intimate pat down I've ever received. But we're not done yet, a metal detector is then passed in unusually close contact with my skin. Up down, over and around.
An event organized by TEDxKhartoum in Sudan was canceled by security authorities, organizers say.
Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa.
Scores of police officers have been killed during attacks in Nasarawa state in central Nigeria, the Nigerian Police High Command said Thursday.
Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu is fronting AMREF's "Stand Up For African Mothers" campaign, an initiative aiming to train an additional 15,000 midwifes by 2015.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Zambian police rearrested two men this week on charges of engaging in homosexual acts "against the order of nature," a rights group said.
Portuguese aid worker Pedro Matos launched The Darfur Sartorialist project after being amazed by the fashion he saw in Sudan.
Despite the passage of a law banning Gadhafi-era officials from Libya's government, armed groups continued their blockade of two ministry buildings in Tripoli on Monday, this time demanding the dismissal of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.
A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a convoy carrying a Qatari delegation in Mogadishu Sunday, killing at least eight people, police said.
Lawmakers in Libya passed a law on Sunday banning senior Gadhafi government officials from holding official posts.
Several Yemeni men belonging to al Qaeda took part in the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last September, several sources told CNN.
More than 60 people were killed after a gold mine collapsed this week in the Sudanese region of Darfur.
In the 1960s a Zambian teacher hatched a far-fetched plan to go to space. His story has now been re-imagined in stunning photos, as The Afronauts.
Between 2010 and 2012, some 260,000 people died in famine in Somalia -- and the world was too slow to react, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said.
A video of a frail and unamused looking Nelson Mandela surrounded by South African President Jacob Zuma and other officials has prompted cries of political exploitation by the government.
Traditional Maasai living in one of the world's most famous wildlife centers are pitting themselves against the government in a fight for land.
After making millions working for Microsoft in the U.S. Patrick Awuah founded a Ashesi University in Ghana, to teach Africa' next generation of leaders.
Armed men in trucks with anti-aircraft guns mounted on them occupied the Libyan Justice Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, forcing ministry staff to leave.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "in good shape," the country's president said, but new images of the ex-leader seemed to suggest otherwise.
Armed men in trucks with anti-aircraft guns mounted on them surrounded the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli early Sunday, a ministry official said.
Algeria's president was in France on Saturday where he was being treated for a "mini-stroke," medical and government officials told the state-run news agency.
An explosion outside a police station in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday morning caused severe damage to the building, said the state news agency, LANA.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia and convicted war criminal.
The U.N. Security Council signed off Thursday on a 12,600-member peacekeeping force in Mali "to use all necessary means" to protect civilians and artifacts.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu checked into a South African hospital Wednesday for treatment of a persistent infection, his foundation said.
A car bomb exploded just outside the French embassy in Tripoli early Tuesday morning, injuring two French security guards and a local girl, officials said.
Growing up opposite a garbage heap inspired Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru to create stunning artworks from waste.
Last year, 60 park rangers were killed in the line of duty. But rangers in Cameroon are willing to risk their lives to save the African forest elephant.
A French family kidnapped in northern Cameroon earlier this year has been released, the Cameroonian government said Friday.
At least 10 heavily armed militants forced their way into a court building Sunday in Somalia and launched a deadly attack, according to a local journalist.
About 70,000 refugees who fled violence in Mali are living in "appalling" conditions in a camp in the Mauritanian desert, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.
The cries of pain turn into cheers of joy as runners completed the 28th edition of the Marathon des Sables, known as the toughest footrace on Earth.
Judge Albie Sachs was an once an anti-apartheid activist who lost an arm to a car bomb. He helped build the new South Africa.
A six-day run that covers more than 220 km through the scorching heat of the Sahara desert began on Sunday, billed as the 'World's toughest race.'
Kenya swore in its youngest-ever president Tuesday before a massive crowd, including numerous heads of state and American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.
After her sister died because she couldn't get to a hospital in time, a British-Nigerian doctor started the first air ambulance service in West Africa.
As mourners grieved over four Christians killed in clashes with Muslims, fresh violence broke out Sunday.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Saturday, the country's presidential office said.
At least five people have been killed and a handful injured in clashes between Christians and Muslims, a spokesman for Egypt's health ministry said.
A multi-vehicle crash killed 36 people in Edo state in southern Nigeria on Friday, state media reported.
The British Foreign Office is warning British nationals to avoid travel to any part of Somalia because it believes "terrorists are in the final stages of planning attacks in Mogadishu."
The number of civilians who have fled from the Central African Republic since a conflict began there in December has risen to 37,000, U.N. refugee agency says.
Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired March 28, according to a Washington Defense official.
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, awaiting a murder trial, is not officially training, his uncle says.
The Barefeet Theatre group uses performing arts to help homeless children in Zambia and help keep them off the streets.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, F.W. de Klerk.
Hospitalized former South African President Nelson Mandela is making steady improvement and "is much better" than he was when doctors admitted him for a recurring lung infection last week, the country's presidential office said Wednesday.
In a poor area of South Africa a retired woman has used her own savings to start a brass band that is keeping children out of gangs and off the streets.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition continues to improve, the government said Sunday
At least two militants were killed as Islamists and troops clashed Sunday in northern Mali, a military official said.
An Egyptian TV host and satirist was released on bail Sunday. Bassem Yousef is accused of insulting Islam and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy.
At least 19 people are dead and 30 feared trapped under debris a day after a 16-story building collapsed in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzania Red Cross Society said.
Nelson Mandela is breathing without difficulty in a hospital, where he is responding to treatment for pneumonia, his spokesman said Saturday.
Five South African soldiers died in a helicopter crash while patrolling for rhino poachers in the sprawling Kruger National Park.
Kenya's Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the presidential election in a ruling Saturday.
Kenya's Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's win in the presidential election in a ruling Saturday.
The election of Uhuru Kenyatta is a storybook ending for the son of Kenya's first president.
Egypt's public prosecutor has summoned satirist Bassem Yousef for questioning as part of an investigation into whether he insulted Islam and the president.
At least four people were dead and 60 missing Friday after a 16-story building collapsed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, government officials said.
South African track star Oscar Pistorius, charged with murdering his girlfriend, is allowed to travel overseas again after a judge eased bail restrictions.
Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic sprinter from South Africa.
Two British female activists were raped two days ago in the eastern city of Benghazi and four suspects have been arrested, Libyan officials said Thursday.
France will cut its troop levels in the west African nation of Mali from 4,000 service members to about 1,000 by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday evening during a live interview with CNN affiliate France 2.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to deploy about 3,100 peacekeepers to a restive region in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. announced.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "responding positively" to treatment for a recurring lung infection, a government statement said.
Half of Madagascar is infested by a plague of locusts, a crisis that officials warn could get worse without an immediate and effective response.
A group of Somali rappers has endured death threats and shootings to stage Mogadishu's biggest concert in 20 years.
Tensions are high in Kenya after the recent general elections saw front-runner, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, contest the Electoral commission's decision to declare Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. And nowhere is the tension more palpable than on social network platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Days after a coup plunged the Central African Republic into chaos, looters and rebels are targeting hospitals and preventing residents from seeking treatment.
Up to 11,200 peacekeeping troops could maintain stability in Mali under a new U.N. proposal.
Heavily armed poachers recently killed nearly 40 endangered forest elephants for their ivory in two national parks, officials in Cameroon said Tuesday.
A former top leader of a Somali terror group, who also had ties to al Qaeda, secretly pleaded guilty in 2011 to federal charges and has provided the U.S. government with valuable intelligence information, the Justice Department said on Monday.
The rebel seizure of the capital of the volatile Central African Republic has sent the president packing and prompted the nation's suspension from the AU.
Questions abound for the future of the Central African Republic after rebels seized the capital and the president fled.
The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says another Canadians' remains have been identified from the Algerian site of a recent terror crisis.
French troops secured a Central African Republic airport, after rebel fighters pushed into its capital.
After fleeing Liberia's civil war as a child, Saran Kaba Jones returned on a mission to provide clean water to thousands.
Seodi White is a lawyer fighting to stop 'Widow Cleansing' a tradition in which a widow is expected to have sex, "to cleanse her of her husband's spirit."
A French hostage held in Mali has been executed by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported late Tuesday.
On board the HDMS Iver Huitfeldt, the captain has just had them execute what on land would be considered a three point turn.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that remains found at the scene of a January terrorist attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria have been identified as those of a Canadian.