Talks will resume soon between the Malian government and an ethnic Tuareg rebel group whose influence has been growing in the country's north, Burkina Faso's foreign minister says.
Police in Uganda have forcibly entered the offices of a semi-independent newspaper to search for evidence against an army general who questioned the president's alleged plan to have his son succeed him.
Congolese soldiers have clashed with rebel fighters for the first time in nearly six months near the city of Goma, just days before Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, is due to visit the eastern city.
At least 29 people have been killed after cattle raiders from a South Sudanese minority group opened fire on members of another minority in a village in Upper Nile state, according to a local official.
In Tunisia police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds supporters of the group Ansar al-Sharia who defied a government ban.
Nigerian soldiers have blocked roads out of a key northeastern city to deprive Boko Haram fighters of supplies in remote towns they control, the army has said.
The Horn of Africa has been ravaged by war and famine for decades, and now one of Somalia's regions, hopes to become an independent state.
Nigeria's military has declared a 24-hour curfew on a dozen neighbourhoods in a northeastern city that is a stronghold of the armed group Boko Haram.
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