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Eighteen people have been killed and 100 homes torched in a Boko Haram attack on a Niger village in the dead of night.
Tunisia says it's closing its border with Libya, a hotbed of Islamist unrest, a day after a deadly suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group.
The Islamic State group has claimed the bombing of a presidential guard bus in the Tunisian capital that killed at least 12 people.
Pope Francis has landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with huge crowds, choirs and dancers waiting to greet him.
A bomb attack on a bus carrying presidential guards has killed at least 12 officers in the heart of the capital of Tunisia, the target of jihadist violence since the 2011 revolution.
The two pilots who ejected from a Russian war plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border are believed to be alive.
The death toll from a gun and bomb attack by Islamic State in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has risen to seven.
A fire has broken out at a camp for African migrants in Algeria, killing 18 people and injuring another 43, emergency services say.
Egypt border guards have shot dead five Sudanese and wounded six others in a gunfight near the Israeli border as the African migrants tried to cross into Israel, the army says.
Eight people were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives among women and children arriving in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri as they fled Boko Haram violence in the countryside.
Mali says investigators are following "several leads" after 19 people were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel claimed by three Islamist militant groups.
As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants".
Pope Francis heads to Africa this week for the riskiest trip of his papacy, defying danger with an open-topped popemobile and visits to a slum, refugee camp and mosque.
Mali is hunting for suspects over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as the president warns that no-one in the world could hide from terrorism.
Russia has joined Western powers in backing the French-drafted UN text that authorises countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight IS.
Gun-toting jihadists took more than 100 people hostage for around nine hours at a top hotel in Mali's capital Bamako in an attack that's left at least 21 people dead.
A three-day traffic jam stretching for tens of kilometres on the main highway between Kenya's capital and the country's only port of Mombasa has finally begun to clear.
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