Up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean off Libya, survivors said.
The 15 people killed in a militant attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi included a British man, it is believed.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
An upscale complex in Kenya’s capital is under attack, with an explosion and heavy gunfire.
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced.
Soldiers in the oil-rich central African country of Gabon seized control of the national broadcaster yesterday and issued a statement claiming they had deposed the country’s absent leader to “restore democracy”.
Three more suspects have been arrested over the killings of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.
South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an alleged assault in an upmarket district of Johannesburg last year, a police spokesman said.
He was known as Wahtye, and served as a royal priest or high-ranking religious figure carrying the title “divine inspector”.
An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a dress revealing the entirety of her legs has said she did not mean to offend anyone.