Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks, including a number of high-profile kidnappings.
US officials are working with West African governments and aid groups to help stop the virus spreading further as known cases head for 1 100.
Swaziland's high court has sentenced an editor and a human rights lawyer to two years for contempt of court over articles critical of the judiciary.
France has revealed that all passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, wiping out several families.
Parents of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram describe their anguish, 100 days on.
Obama may struggle to persuade African leaders to step down timeously at leadership summit.
An airline company source says contact with a plane carrying some 110 people was lost while it was in Malian airspace approaching Algeria.
Meriam Ibrahim, whose death sentence was overturned after international outcry, has arrived with her husband and two children in Italy.
Hate speech is on the rise in African media and could be avoided if media houses were financially stable and independent, say media leaders.
Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, the Kenya Red Cross said.
A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists have been charged with terrorism for having alleged links to an outlawed group and planning attacks.
What happened to the R54-million paid out for a timber mill that was never built?
Officials are not in agreement on plans to mortgage the country's minerals to China.
New requirements may prove to be an unassailable hurdle for Vice-President Joice Mujuru's opponents.
President Mugabe has derided new landowners for renting out farms to white commercial farmers dispossessed of their farms.
South Africa and Botswana want to limit the number of Zimbabweans in their countries.
Zanu-PF faces the difficult task of appeasing its supporters, who have been left fuming over Green Fuel's expansion.
Nobel prizewinner hits out at 'Boko Haramism' of Nigerian culture and the banalisation of graft.
Leaders push for 'local' solutions to prevent the judicial system from preying on the weak. "All the statistics show only Africa is targeted."