Italy confirms the safety of the staff of its embassy in Tripoli after car bomb goes off near the building.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt was working for a political solution to fighting in Libya.
Yahya Jammeh, who lost the vote, first accepted defeat in December’s election but then changed his mind and said there were irregularities.
The Gambia’s long-time ruler asks the West African bloc ECOWAS to extend a midday deadline for him to step down.
African forces intervening in the Gambia give long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh until Friday noon to quit office.
The UNSC approves a resolution backing the new Gambian president.
The 15-member council is expected to endorse action by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on ensuing crisis in Gambia.
The agreement which asserted Ethiopia’s right to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has caused grave concern in Egypt over the prospect of the country’s water and electricity supply.
The Gambia’s vice president has stepped down amid a political crisis in the West African country.
Aboutrika supported Mohamed Morsi's bid to become Egypt's first democratically-elected president.
An explosion targeting a military camp in the northern city of Gao causes multiple casualties.
Jammeh's refusal to step down has sent the West African country into crisis.
Personnel of the ICRC and Doctors Without Borders were also killed or wounded in the airstrike.
Forces loyal to the government in eastern Libya take control of a Daesh bastion in Benghazi.
Witnesses said military police in multiple cities fired their weapons.
The United Nations and the African Union have offered support to the Economic Community of West African States for the intervention.
The protests came amid an intensifying nationwide strike by teachers who have refused to attend their classes since the conclusion of the New Year’s holidays.
The Supreme Administrative Court ruled against an appeal by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s government on Monday and said the islands of Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian.
Gunmen attack a security checkpoint in Egypt, killing at least eight policemen and injuring three more.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria views the liberation of Palestine as one of its key stances.
Two bomb attack have killed four people, including a university professor, in Nigeria’s Borno province.
Amnesty International calls on the Nigerian government to end the unlawful detention of Sheikh Zakzaky.
A court in Cairo upholds a ruling against the handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, rejecting the government’s appeal.
Senegalese President Macky Sall accepted a request to host Barrow in Dakar "until his inauguration."
The West African country's political impasse, owing to President Jammeh's refusal to leave office, takes center stage at Africa-France summit in Mali.
Both celebrations and protests occurred as people marked the sixth anniversary of the 2011 revolution in Tunisia on Saturday.
A boat with 110 refugees on board overturns in the Mediterranean Sea. So far, only four people have been rescued.
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped five students and two teachers from a Turkish International school in Nigeria.
Members of the international spy cell have reportedly been arrested in Ghardaia Province over allegations of fueling chaos and insecurity.
Ivory Coast's government and mutineers have reached a deal, hours after the outbreak of fresh violence in several cities.
The militants were linked to a militant leader from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis who formed groups to attack security forces.
The African Union warns of serious consequences in the event that the outgoing Gambian president’s action causes any crisis.
Heavily armed mutineers poured into the city center aboard military transport trucks and pickups.
Tunisians stage protests in central and southern towns over youth unemployment and poor working conditions.
Nigerian lawmakers vote to offer asylum to Gambia's president if he hands over power to the opposition leader.
Judge Wasilwa said if the doctors did not end the strike, seven union officials would "be arrested."
"I believe we can ask Gambians to come together to resolve this and any other matter without undue external interference," Jammeh said.
Both incidents reportedly made calculated use of Islamophobic methods, including blood.
A lawyer representing Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite said an appeals court in Dakar had agreed to send back the fugitive soldier to Guinea.
The doctors will be fired if they do not return to work at public hospitals.
The industrial action on Tuesday affected at least 12 flow, compressor and pumping stations in Delta.
Communication Minister Sheriff Bojang defects amid tensions over President Yahya Jammeh refusing to concede defeat in election.
Angry soldiers and military officers on Friday started a revolt against the central government over pay and bonuses, capturing the second largest city of Bouake.
ECOWAS heads of state are due in Gambia for second time in a bid to resolve a dispute over votes.
Ivory Coast PM resigns and dissolves his cabinet as tensions continue to grip the West Africa nation.
Bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria have killed five terrorists and three civilians.
The security forces lost their lives in an attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday.
About 1,000 people staged a demonstration in central Tunis.
Nana Akufo-Addo takes the presidential oath of office at a ceremony in Accra, attended by several African heads of state.
Liberia's president says ECOWAS will not deploy military forces to the West African country gripped by political crisis.
Ivory Coast's Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi is released after being held hostage by a group of mutinous troops in the city of Bouake.
Doctors Without Borders says it has distributed food to 26,000 displaced families in northeastern Nigeria.
Heavy gunfire is reported in Ivory Coast's second largest city as soldiers' revolt over their pay persists.
A spokesman for Nigeria's President Buhari emphasized the importance of the meeting in Ghana.
The Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed in Bokayai.
Former soldiers who are reportedly demanding a bonus seize control of Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake.
Descendants of Namibian tribes are suing Germany for genocide campaign by German colonial troops in the early 1900s that led to more than 100,000 deaths.
Members of the Bantu ethnic community came under attack on Thursday in what was blamed on a group of Pygmies.
Chad seals off its border with Libya over concerns that terrorists may infiltrate the country.
Fikri’s death has triggered months of protest rallies in Morocco, with the demonstrators blaming police for the incident.
Wildfires destroy slopes, a famous farm in South Africa’s Cape Town.
Nigerian pro-government fighters killed the three would-be terrorists before they could attack a busy market.
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged the “swift implementation” of a political deal recently reached in the DR Congo.
The protesters were arrested on Monday during a demonstration in central Cairo against the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
MINUSCA said two other peacekeepers were injured in the attack.
The Tunisian Interior Ministry said the suspects were arrested in Hergla.
The Mozambican rebel leader said Renamo forces would not attack government troops or positions.
The escape comes a little over two weeks before the Gambia is to inaugurate President-elect Adama Barrow.
The protest came in reaction to the government's endorsement of a contentious maritime border agreement to hand over two strategic islands to Saudi Arabia.
The three, all security forces, were killed in a car bomb attack at a checkpoint near the international airport in Mogadishu.
The Tunisian president says an investigation into the murder of Mohamed Zaouari is still underway.
The sentences were handed down as part of the Egyptian junta’s crackdown on supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi.
Judicial sources said Wael Shalaby was detained early on Sunday, and taken into police custody for interrogation.
President Jammeh says the mediation by ECOWAS is an insult to the Gambia's constitution.
A group of 1,100 refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco and Ceuta.
Minister of Environment Emmanuel Niyonkuru has been shot dead amid months of relative peace in the East African nation.
Bomb blast claims the lives of at least two soldiers in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula.
An Egyptian appeal court has upheld a deal to give two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Boko Haram's leader urges his fellow militants to further kill, slaughter and kidnap "infidels."
The Congolese president reportedly agrees to quit power in a new pact with the opposition.
Those who come back will be arrested immediately after their arrival on Tunisian soil, the prime minister says.
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says French troopers stationed in Chad should “prepare for a long war” against regional militants.
Tunisia busts a terrorist cell during a raid near the coastal city of Sousse, some 140 kilometers south of the capital, Tunis
Egypt’s state television reports that the controversial deal has been sent to the parliament for ratification.
Severe flooding killed at least 50 people in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thirty one Boko Haram militants surrendered to Nigerien authorities in the town of Diffa.
President Omar al-Bashir annulled the position of prime minister in 1989.
"The first indications show that she was certainly taken hostage by a terrorist group," prosecutor Samake said.
A Red Crescent volunteer said teams from the Tripoli branch of the Libyan Red Crescent had recovered 11 bodies.
The 3,000 Nigerians had been internally displaced as a result of militancy by Boko Haram.
An election official says 284 members of parliament were sworn in under tight security in Mogadishu.