The Amnesty International has said that Nigeria's senior military officers received information of a Boko Haram offensive but failed to take action.
The floods have killed 117 people, up from at least 84 dead a week ago, according to Mozambique's deputy health minister.
The strict law prohibits gay marriage, but 18-year-old Faruk Maiduguri told reporters that he and his friends were only celebrating his birthday.
Zambia's new president Edgar Lungu has a minority mandate. Less than half of the registered voters made their mark, and he faces new polls in 2016.
Just after midnight on Sunday ?suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Maiduguri. The militants began the attack in the Njimtilo area.
Following the death of President Michael Sata in October, the ruling Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu has received 48.3% of the vote.
Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu holds a small lead with most of the votes from this week's presidential polls counted.
The militant group is said to have invaded Cameroonian towns, sparking fears that it is expanding into neighbouring countries.
The goal must be a uniquely African green revolution that successfully adapts global experiences to local conditions.
International help and pledges fall far short of the $65-million needed to deal with the disaster.
Ex-president Joyce Banda has distanced herself from claims Rajan Mahtani used her to buy his way back into business.
It wants the reform of key Zimbabwean parastatals to ensure its loans don't 'leak' because of graft.
The Patriotic Front has taken a small lead over the opposition United Party for National Development, with 80 of the 150 constituencies counted.
Zambian police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of the leading opposition candidate, as the presidential election was extended into a third day.
More ambulances, checkpoints and changes in behaviour are keeping new Ebola cases in check, with hopes the govt could stamp out the virus by March.
Shots rang out as dozens of students shouting "Kabila get out!" faced off against police officers at Kinshasa's university.
Boko Haram takes responsibility for the attack on Baga, and warns Nigeria and its neighbours that they will not stop, saying Baga was "not much".
Opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema said some remote parts of the country had not received ballot papers halfway through the polling day.
Zambia's copper industry has been at the heart of campaigning for Tuesday's presidential election and poses a big headache for the next leader.