Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives said, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola there hit 83.
Desperate South Sudan villagers, fleeing fighting across the country, are eating grass and roots to survive as humanitarian organisations start costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country.
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed 15 civilians in an attack on a state oil company facility in northern Nigeria, when soldiers at a checkpoint opened fire on their explosive-packed vehicles, the military said.
The leader of a rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed to end its seizure of several oil-exporting ports within days, raising hopes of ending an eight-month stalemate with the government in Tripoli, according to reports.
South African President Jacob Zuma will miss a controversy-tinged EU-Africa summit in Brussels this week, the country's foreign ministry said.
An Ethiopian man is suing Britain's government alleging its aid money has funded human rights abuses.
A prominent Muslim Kenyan cleric, accused by the United States and UN Security Council of supporting the Somali rebel group al-Shabab, has been killed on the Kenyan coast, a police officer at the scene and a witness said.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has led a rally celebrating his country's new anti-gay laws, saying homosexuality creates grave health problems and that gays have always been regarded as abnormal by Africans.
Two Tunisian policemen have been convicted of raping a woman and sentenced to seven years in prison in a case that has captured international attention for the victim.
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