South African doctors announced they had performed the world's first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation.
A total of 109 Boko Haram fighters have been killed by soldiers responding to attacks on two towns in Niger near the border with Nigeria.
The only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown is receiving care in hospital.
Charlie Hebdo gunman Cherif Kouachi was buried meanwhile anti-Charlie Hebdo unrest in Niger leaves 10 people dead.
Spurts of violence and extremist-attack threats ahead of Tunisia's first free presidential election after four years of fighting dictatorship.
a law that promotes censorship and allows authorities to crack down on suspected terrorists, impeding on human rights, set to be passed in Kenya.
The South African government hailed normalising diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US, and urged the US to move swiftly in its diplomatic relations.
The Unites States is about to re-establish diplomatic ties within months. The last three of the Cuban Five are to be released in a prisoner swap.
But stopping the hunger strike does not mean that government can ignore the students' demands for political reform, Wong said.
The South African head of an organisation, his son and daughter, and one Afghan were killed in a Taliban attack on a compound for foreigners in Kabul.