Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants have attacked an army base near the Somali capital, claiming to have killed at least 73 soldiers.
Shabab attack on Somali base kills 73 soldiers
A gunman has been killed and two suspects detained during an attack on a hotel hosting a European Union military training mission in Mali's capital Bamako.
Gunman killed in attack on Mali’s EU military mission
Former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has been found guilty of war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in a trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Congolese ex-vice president found guilty of war crimes
Provisional results from the second round of presidential election in Benin indicate that businessman Patrice Talon has won the votes in the West African country.
Businessman Talon wins Benin presidential election: Unofficial results
The Kenyan army says it has killed at least 21 members of the Somalia-based al-Shabab Takfiri militant group during a firefight in the neighboring country.
Kenyan army kills 21 al-Shabab militants in Somalia
Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Algerian gas plant in the Sahara operated by the British Petroleum (BP) and Norwegian Statoil.
N Africa al-Qaeda branch claims Algeria gas plant attack
A former United Nations official has criticized the world body for mismanagement, saying unnecessary bureaucracy is causing the organization to fail in reaching its objectives.
Ex-official accuses UN of failure in fulfilling missions
Two separate militant attacks have claimed the lives of at least three policemen and a military commander in Niger.
Militants kill three policemen, one military commander in Niger
Egyptian police have clashed with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, killing two protesters and taking six others into custody.
Egypt police attack pro-Brotherhood demo, two killed
Cameroon's military forces have killed 92 members of Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group and freed 850 people held hostage by the militants in a joint operation with the Nigerian army, the government of Cameroon says.
Cameroon : Ninety-two Boko Haram terrorists killed, 850 captives freed

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