South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.
Satirist questions whose side the Kenyan police are on
Flower girls, night revellers and broken bridges
Has justice been served in South Africa as assassin paroled?
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
Acting career on hold to become radical South African MP
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Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'
Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack
Why is Boko Haram so strong?
Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city