Scores killed in Nigeria attack
At least 69 people have been killed in days of attacks on villages in Katsina state, north-western Nigeria, officials and witnesses say.
Sierra Leone's war leader dies
Sierra Leone's ex-president and war-time leader Ahmad Tejan Kabbah dies at the age of 82 after a long illness.
'Trail of blood' at Pistorius house
Police followed a "trail of blood" up the stairs after being called to Oscar Pistorius' house, a retired officer tells the athlete's murder trial.
Nigeria protests over SA beating
Nigeria sends a "strongly worded" protest to South Africa about a "merciless attack" by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town.
Soldier killed in Cairo bus attack
An Egyptian soldier has been shot dead by gunmen who attacked an army bus in eastern Cairo, the military says.
North Korea disowns Libya oil tanker
North Korea says it has nothing to do with a tanker which left Libya with an oil shipment from a port held by a separatist militia.
Nigeria checks 'missing $20bn' claim
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders a forensic audit of the state oil firm following claims that $20bn (£12bn) have gone missing.
S Africa accuses Rwanda of murder
South Africa accuses three expelled Rwandan diplomats of links to the murder and attempted murder of dissidents living in South Africa.
Student dies in Khartoum violence
A student is killed in clashes with police at Sudan's Khartoum University during a protest against violence in the Darfur region.
Ugandans challenge anti-gay law
Ugandan rights activists and politicians file a legal challenge to overturn a tough anti-gay law condemned by Western donors.
South Sudan 'coup plotters' in court
Four top South Sudanese politicians go on trial on charges of treason after being accused of plotting a coup against the government.
Al Ahly chairman Hamdi to retire
Al Ahly chairman Hassan Hamdi is to step down from his role ahead of a proposed new sports law which limits the tenure of board members.
S Africa to bid for Women's World Cup
South Africa will bid to host the 2019 Women's World Cup and also announce the appointment of a new coach for the women's side.
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