UNICEF says militia violence in DR Congo Kasai has displaced 1.4 million people, 850,000 of them children.
The terrorists attacked a convoy of specialists from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in the northeast on Tuesday, sources said on Friday.
A helicopter carrying UN peacekeepers in Mali has crashed, killing two German crew members on board.
Tantawi was known for his hearty and emotional recitations of the holy book.
Police arrested a Daesh-affiliated terrorist group 50 kilometers west of the capital Algiers.
Both warring Libyan leaders have announced they will commit to ceasefire and future elections during talks in France.
The Egyptian foreign minister said Cairo and Arab allies would accept no compromise on the dispute
Watch an Egyptian army tank runs over an explosive-laden vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
Libya coastguard announces the rescue of at least 278 refugees off two western towns.
Bombers detonate their explosives at two refugee camps in Nigeria's militancy-riddled northeast, killing eight people and injuring 15 others.
Egypt says 8 militants from hams are killed and a number of others are arrested in other areas.
Egyptian renowned University of Al-Azhar has set up booths in Cairo’s metro stations to promote correct interpretation of Islamic tenets.
Malian security minister has confirmed the arrest of a key extremist near Timbuktu.
Hundreds of dead bodies belonging to foreign members of Daesh wait to be sent away as Libyan authorities negotiate with other governments, officials say.
A sprawling military base, reportedly the largest in the Middle East, is opened in northwestern Egypt.
Egypt hands down hefty death and jail sentences to people involved in the 2015 death of a prosecutor.
The Egyptian military said on Friday that it killed the 30 militants over the course of four days in ground and air raids in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
The Thursday protest march was the latest in a series of demonstrations that have shaken the country's northern Rif region.
At least 33 people are killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria.
A Nigerian court has ordered that a $37.5 million property owned by former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke be seized.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has announced state of emergency in one state.
The UN has called for the Libyan National Army to probe summary executions of prisoners in the eastern parts of the country.
Militants have killed five Egyptian security forces and wounded several others in northern Sinai Peninsula in ambush attacks.
At least eight Nigerians are killed and several others injured in a fresh attack by Boko Haram.
Egypt has ordered the closure of the leading market research firm Ipsos over alleged workplace health and safety violations.
At least 27 people are dead and 54 others are missing after a boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The security forces killed a civilian in clashes with inhabitants of a Nile island.
Egyptian military has killed nine militants and destroyed their vehicles in the Sinai Peninsula.
The head of Libya’s UN-backed government calls for nationwide elections in March 2018.
Eight people are killed during a crush at a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.
A new round of infighting in Ivory Coast’s military leaves three soldiers killed.
Police stepped up security in the port city as investigators searched for motives in the high-profile attack.
An assailant kills two Ukrainian female tourists and injures four other foreigners after attacking them with knife on a beach in the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada.
Two bomb blasts have killed 14 people and injured 30 others in northeastern Cameroon.
The Sudanese president issues a decree to suspend talks with the United States amid escalation of tensions over sanctions on Khartoum.
The United Nations identifies 38 new probable mass graves in the DR Congo’s central region of Kasai.
Police said the deadly attacks were carried out in Maiduguri.
A Tunisian court has begun the trial of 21 suspects for their alleged role in the deadly terrorist attack of 2015.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says his government is determined to bring culprits of the killing of an Italian student in Cairo to justice.
China dispatches troops to Djibouti to set up a military base in the Horn of Africa country.
Egyptian police forces kill six militants who allegedly adhered to Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
A grenade attacks kills eight and injures 50 in northern Burundi.
South Sudan is not going to celebrate its sixth year anniversary of independence due to the consequences of an ongoing civil war.
Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar meets with the United Arab Emirates leaders for talks on military cooperation despite UN criticism.
Al-Shabab terrorists have decapitated nine villagers in southeastern Kenya.
The Kenyan government says the interior minister, 68, died at a hospital in Nairobi, without elaborating on the cause of his death.
A court in Nigeria on Friday rejected a suit brought by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky against the country’s army over the violation of human rights.
The Suez Canal chief says Egypt cannot ban Qatari ships from crossing the vital waterway.
Attackers set off their explosives while driving through two checkpoints in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, killing nearly two dozen soldiers.
Electricity minister Mohamed Shaker said on Thursday the new charges would apply as of July, which are likely to further deepen the economic woes of most Egyptians.
Rescuers call off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana.
EU interior ministers decided on Thursday that giving money to Libyan officials was the only way to stop the flow of asylum-seekers headed from the African country to Europe.
Clashes between armed groups kill three people in northeastern Mali.
Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar says his forces have “liberated” Benghazi from rival militant groups.
The International Criminal Court is going to rule on whether South Africa violated ICC rules to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in 2015.
At least five people are killed and 25 more wounded after a rocket attack hit a beach in the Libyan capital.
Collapse of an illegal gold mine has caused missing of at least 14 miners in western Ghana.
A roadside bomb kills a police officer and 2 conscripts in the capital of Egypt’s Sinai.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 men to death over their alleged role in killing 13 policemen back in 2013.
The IOM says some 60 people missing are feared drowned after the dingy sailing them to Europe sank off the Libyan coast.
The United Nations Security Council agrees to draw down the peacekeeping force deployed to the Darfur region of Sudan.
A charity says lack of access to hungry parts of Somalia controlled by militants is threatening the lives of thousands of malnourished children.
Egypt once again raises fuel prices to meet obligations under an IMF deal.
Kenya is the first country in Africa to get the latest version of a drug for HIV- positive people.
Thousands of migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea, while 2 dozen bodies have washed up on a Tripoli beach.
Egyptian airstrikes demolished 12 vehicles loaded with arms while crossing joint border with Libya.
Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party secures a second mandate in a general election, winning a majority of seats in parliament.
Multiple bomb attacks claim the lives of at least 16 people in northeastern Nigeria.
At least eight Chadian soldiers are killed in clashes with the Boko Haram terrorist group on Lake Chad
Morocco recalls its ambassador to Holland in a row over the extradition of an alleged drug-trafficker accused of being tied to an anti-government movement.
Egypt's President Sisi ratifies a highly controversial deal on the transfer of two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Cairo approves a presidential proposal extending a national state of emergency for an additional three months.
International aid agencies warn that starvation looms as food is running out in drought-hit Ethiopia.
A car bomb targeting a police station in Somalia’s Mogadishu kills 7 people.
The UN rights office said that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."
The UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution welcoming the deployment of an African military force in the Sahel region.
The death toll from a day of fierce clashes between rival factions has surged to about 100 in the Central African Republic.
The court has overruled a previous verdict authorizing the transfer of two strategic Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia.
Clashes between ethnic groups have left 31 people dead in central Mali.
The Egyptian air force bombs militant positions in Sinai.
More people are arrested as Morocco gears up crackdown on protesters.
The office of the mayor of Somalia's capital says a loud explosion has left at least 10 people dead in Mogadishu.
The Security Council calls for a peaceful settlement of the Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from the buffer zone.
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed 16 people in Nigeria's Borno state, after they detonated their explosive vests.
The UN says South Sudan has the world’s fastest growing number of displaced people.
Four gunmen are killed after they attacked a tourist resort in Mali frequented by Westerners, the country's security minister says.
Half of Nigeria’s food aid never reached victims of Boko Haram militancy.
The Egyptian policeman was killed and four other people were wounded by a roadside bomb near Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Sunday.
An Egyptian court has recommended the death penalty of 30 defendants over the assassination of a top prosecutor in 2015.
Mali calls on the UN Security Council to support the creation of a special force to fight extremists in Sahel region.
The African union calls on Djibouti and Eritrea to maintain restraint over a disputed border area.