When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in the Malian desert near the famed town of Timbuktu a decade ago, a passerby could have mistaken the crop for another desert mirage.
Can a hungry Mali turn rice technology into 'white gold'?
In Africa, a startup scene is taking shape, capable of lifting millions out of poverty by transforming the continent’s largest industry: Agriculture.
Technology hope for African farmers
At least 16 people have been killed in Somalia in bombings that targeted a restaurant and a coffee shop, police say.
At least 16 killed in Somalia bombings
Boko Haram terrorists have claimed the lives of eight Chadian soldiers in the Lake Chad region in an attack that was repelled by the army troops who killed 48 militants.
Boko Haram terrorists kill 8 Chadian soldiers
Libyan officials say a mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near Sirte, the former bastion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the North African country.
Dozens of bodies found in mass grave in western Libya
Prisoners disarmed guards and seized control of part of a detention center in South Sudan's capital Juba early on Sunday, the state security service said, and a detainee said the inmates taking the action were political prisoners seeking freedom.
Prisoners take control of part of South Sudan detention center
At least 320 people were reportedly injured when two trains crashed on a railway connecting Johannesburg and Pretoria, Thursday.
South Africa: At least 320 injured in train collision
A collision between two Sudanese army planes on the runway at Khartoum airport on Wednesday injured eight people, officials said.
Collision between Sudan army planes injures 8
The UN envoy to Libya told AFP that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.
UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December
A rare antelope has been caught film in Uganda for the first time after not having previously thought to inhabit the country.
Elusive lowland bongo caught on camera in Uganda

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