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At least 10 people, including four Somali soldiers, were killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab forces on an army checkpoint near Baidoa, and two other people were killed Friday in bomb attacks in the country, officials said.

Water hyacinths grow in abundance in many Nigerian waterways. Perhaps a nuisance to locals, but one Nigerian entrepreneur saw a business opportunity.

Several people were hurt when a suicide bomber struck outside a church in the Nigerian city of Gombe, witnesses said, hours after a separate botched attack.

At least 15 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters during a raid on a village in northern Nigeria near Chibok, local residents told CNN.

'Bicycle Portraits' celebrates the intimate relationship between South Africans and the bikes they depend on every day.

The United States conducted an airstrike Monday in Somalia against Al-Shabaab, said Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary.

Somali government forces on Saturday captured a top commander of the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, two of the country's military officials said.

At least 23 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack in the Mozogo district in Cameroon's Far North Region, an official said.

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber but she fled as two other girls set off bombs.

Al-Shabaab said it attacked an African Union military base in Somalia on Thursday in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed their leader near Barawe in September.

Somalia's militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab raids the country's largest military base for African Union troops.

Here's some background information about Tunisia, a country in northern African. Tunisia borders Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea.

Photographer Sulayman Afose is building a reputation as a photographic chronicler of one of Nigeria's most famous slums.

He's one of the few people to ever freedive with great white sharks. Meet Andre Hartman, South Africa's self-taught shark expert.

A bomb killed at least 20 people at a bus station in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe, officials say.

The Algerian military says it has killed the leader of a terror group that beheaded French hiker Herve Gourdel.

Samuel Yaga, a mechanic, was making a routine repair on a client's car when his phone rang. It was a phone call that would change his life forever.

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has not reached worst-case scenario predictions, but until it drops to zero, the world remains at risk, the CDC director said Monday.

With the help of an army of Tanzania's finest senior citizens, one woman is on a mission to put traditional foods back on the menu.

Scores of people have been killed in attacks in the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations and Human Rights Watch said.

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, and kills 32 people, targeting men with shootings.

Here's a look at what Boko Haram is and why has it turned into a Nigerian synonym for fear and bloodshed.

Leela Hazzah, founder of Lion Guardians, has devoted her life to lion conservation.

Rwandan Christine Mbabazi started designing clothes in her bedroom, now she owns her own store and wants to be a household name.

Two years after its launch, Mdundo has grown into a major provider of East African music with a 20,000 track strong library on its mobile web platform.

A Quran teacher in central Somalia is the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group.

At least 12 people were killed Thursday in two bomb explosions at a market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, a security guard at the scene said.

Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Official: At least 50 have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu.

French troops, in coordination with Malian forces in northern Mali, killed a senior jihadist leader wanted by the United States, the French military says.

At the Old Port in Mombasa, southern Kenya, tranquil waters lap gently against the shore beneath the ghostly Fort Jesus garrison.

Oscar Pistorius' conviction in death of Reeva Steenkamp can be appealed by prosecutors, a judge in Pretoria ruled Wednesday.

Foundation: Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled his travel for the remainder of the year as part of his cancer fight.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday fired deputy Joice Mujuru, after she dismissed allegations that she'd plotted to assassinate Mugabe.

Mulatu Astatke changed the rules of jazz, and invented a new musical genre . The father of ethio-jazz reveals how Ethiopia shaped the science of music.

In a country where bleaching creams are frequently used to chemically lighten skin tone, one savvy entrepreneur is fighting against the disfiguring practice.

Two men exchange rings and hug in celebration aboard a Nile boat, as ululations fill the air and a traditional engagement song plays in the background.

South African prosecutors say Oscar Pistorius' sentence of five years in prison for shooting dead his girlfriend is nowhere near enough punishment.

A judge threw out a murder case Monday against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of killing his wife while they were on their honeymoon in South Africa.

Nigerian architect Olajumoke Adenowo reveals her tips for success, mentorship and what she'd like to do next.

You can rest when you're dead, as the saying goes. And in Ghana, your eternal slumber is done in style.

South Africans paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on the first anniversary of his death, with his widow imploring citizens to carry on his legacy of love.

The International Criminal Court dropped charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was accused of crimes against humanity.

Pius Adesanmi: Activist diaspora insists on her story of Africa -- and social media has enhanced its voice.

Gunmen with the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab killed a Somali former lawmaker and injured a current Parliament member in a drive-by shooting in Somalia's capital Thursday, police said. It marks the third deadly attack attributed to the group in as many days.

It was trash. They turned it into a backpack. It also doubles as a light. Oh, and it's saving the lives of schoolchildren.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a Wednesday attack on a U.N. convoy in Somalia that left at least 4 dead.

In the dense forests of Gombe, in the Tanzanian jungle, researchers are continuing the work of Jane Goodall to learn the ways of a famous group of chimps.

Al-Shabaab militants raided a quarry in Kenya, separating non-Muslim workers from their Muslim counterparts and executing the non-Muslims, spokesman says.

What exactly is the Al-Shabaab network?

Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northeast Nigeria on Monday. An eyewitness described battle sounds roaring in the city.

The Wildlife Veterinary Team work quickly to tranquilize and transport the rhino away from poachers in Kruger National Park.

Elson Kambalu doesn't like to be shoehorned as an artist.

How did Amos Wekesa go from smuggler to self-made safari millionaire?

The devastating attack in Kano, Nigeria, Friday was almost certainly the work of Boko Haram, which has stepped up attacks across northern Nigeria.

It is the trial of the century for Egypt. Egyptians crowded around televisions, struggling to glimpse former President Honsi Mubarak in a white prisoner's uniform when the court session began on August 3, 2011.

Kenya's bar association is calling for the prosecution of men who publicly strip women because of the way they dress.

Dozens of people were killed when three bombs exploded at a northern Nigerian mosque where people had gathered for Friday prayers, Nigerian media reported.

French President Francois Hollande is visiting Guinea on Friday in a show of support for the West African nation as it battles the deadly Ebola virus.

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market in Nigeria this week, killing 78 people and leaving dozens injured, medical officials said.

Javier Hirschfeld has a thing for eyes. He is gripped by unflinching stares, by looks that belie dignity and poise.

Workers employed by Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to bury Ebola victims took drastic action in a dispute over pay, abandoning the bodies of 15 people.

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A photo series capturing the Westgate terror attack has won a Kenyan journalist the top honors at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalism Awards.

Kenyan security forces have killed 100 militants in Somalia, an official says one day after a deadly bus attack.

Armed men raided a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed dozens who could not recite Quran verses, authorities said Saturday.

Award-winning journalist Joseph Mathenge covered the Kenya's Westgate Mall attacks last year. It nearly cost him.

Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.

Golden Globe-wining actor Idris Elba is making music inspired by the various roles he's played.

Nigerian troops backed by civilian vigilantes took back the town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants late Saturday, military custom tutu and residents say.

Boko Haram fighters late Thursday took over the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria -- the scene of the April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls.

Here's a look at Liberia, a West African nation which borders the North Atlantic Ocean, and lies between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.

In Dakar, a growing community of surf lovers are taking advantage of the warm weather, year-round waves and cheap flights.

Ebola solutions from Africa are employing tech and music to teach local people how to avoid infection.

It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Grammy Award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo sounds off on the epidemic, sexism and homosexuality.

In West Africa, the bodybuilder is a popular subject for photographers. Since the 1950s, the musclemen have peered out from stark images, symbols of "strength, power, pride and status," in the words of gallery owner Jack Bell.

Uganda has been declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like viral hemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organization said.

At least 47 people were killed and 79 were wounded Monday by a suicide bombing outside a school in northern Nigeria, police said.

Regional leaders warned South Sudan's warring rivals Saturday to end their months of conflict or risk intervention by neighboring nations to restore peace.

An explosion near a bank killed at least 10 people in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, witnesses and rescue volunteers said.

Chinese officials visiting Tanzania last year with Chinese President Xi Jinping went on an elephant ivory buying spree, environmental activists say.

For weeks, Nigerian officials said that more than 200 Nigerian school girls would finally be freed. When it fell apart, there was nothing but devastation.

Abducted. Sold. On the brink of freedom. Converted to Islam and married off ... despite the claims and counterclaims the fate of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14 remains as unclear as ever.

Residents of Tripoli woke up Tuesday to find that a landmark statue of a naked woman stroking a gazelle had mysteriously disappeared from the center of the Libyan capital.

South African prosecutors have appealed Oscar Pistorius' verdict and sentence in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend.

At least 21 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack on a Shiite religious ceremony and a shooting by soldiers in northeastern Nigeria, officials say.

Protesters clashed with security forces in Burkina Faso's capital, as regional leaders pleaded for calm.

Boko Haram laughed off Nigeria's announcement of a cease-fire agreement, saying there is no such deal and the abducted schoolgirls have been married off.

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

A suspect in the shooting death of South African soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa is charged with murder and robbery, police say.

The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso dissolved the government, a general said Thursday in the capital of Ouagadougou.

Zambian President Michael Sata, who was nicknamed "King Cobra" for his fiery comebacks, has died. He was 77.

When Guy Scott takes the reins in Zambia, he'll become the first white African President in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.

Hopes for the released of kidnapped girls soared recently when the Nigerian government said it had reached a deal with the terrorist group Boko Haram.

When you think chocolate, you don't think "Uganda." But if two local entrepreneurs have their way, you will soon...

Here's a look at the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.

Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend.




 
 
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