At least 51 people have been killed in flooding and landslides in the capital of Burundi during a night of torrential rain that swept away hundreds of homes and cut off roads and power.
A Congolese warlord widely known as "the Terminator" ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court.
South Sudan's government and rebels are preparing to meet again for a new round of peace talks in the Ethiopian capital aimed at ending their nearly two-month-old conflict, negotiators said.
New violence and looting in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, has left at least nine people dead, including two more lynchings of minority Muslims.
The son of South African President Jacob Zuma is facing a police investigation after a road accident involving his luxury car left one woman dead, local media have reported.
A Congolese warlord facing 18 counts, including war crimes and crimes against humanity, is due to appear before the International Criminal Court for a confirmation of charges hearing.
Tunisian security forces arrested a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi after a gun battle during an overnight raid on a hideout, the interior ministry's spokesman said.
Libya's former prosecutor general has been shot dead by unknown attackers in the eastern city of Derna, the justice minister said, the latest in a series of assassinations that have plagued the country.
The International Criminal Court is to open a preliminary examination into violence in the Central African Republic to determine whether atrocities committed there constitute possible war crimes, the court's prosecutor has said.
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