Armed group has razed 16 towns and villages in Borno state following its capture of Baga and army base at the weekend.
US says man claiming to be senior commander in LRA now in custody of its forces deployed in hunt for Joseph Kony.
Investigation ordered after a "critical" defence witness in the trial of Kenya's vice president is found dead.
As the death toll passes 8,000, medical charity announces start of clinical drug trial in worst-hit African nation.
Tunisia urged to abolish controversial law after blogger imprisoned for three years for criticising military.
French president says he will target armed groups smuggling weapons out of Libya, but rules out unilateral intervention.
School will reopen in February six months after they were shut to curb Ebola spread in African nation, government says.
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