Fighters from the Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 group, including their commander Sultani Makenga, have surrendered in Uganda, officers have said, signalling the end of an 18-month armed conflict.
The United States would consider resuming military aid to Rwanda if it found Rwandan support for Congo's M23 rebel group had ended, a senior US official has said.
A former unionist at a Lonmin mine in Marikana has died of gunshot wounds in the latest violence to hit South Africa's volatile platinum mining belt, union officials have said.
A group linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing two French journalists in northern Mali, according to news reports.
Mozambique's revived rebel movement Renamo has rejected a government invite for high level face-to-face talks to end destabilising military skirmishes.
Egyptian objections are delaying formation of a committee to implement expert recommendations on an Ethiopian dam project, Ethiopia's water minister says.
France will stick to its timetable for withdrawing troops from Mali despite a resurgence in violence and the killing of two French journalists, its Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said.
Authorities in Kenya have charged four Somali nationals with aiding those who carried out September's attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall that killed 67 people.
The M23 rebel group, blamed for killing scores of civilians in eastern Congo over the last year and a half, has announced it is ending its rebellion, raising hopes for peace in a region where millions have died in nearly two decades of violence.
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