Just after midnight on Sunday ?suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Maiduguri. The militants began the attack in the Njimtilo area.
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.
Africa Check looks at the facts and figures of what has been called the deadliest attack by Boko Haram in Baga, Nigeria.
Mompati Merafhe, a long-serving but controversial Botswana politician, has died
The world is accused of "double-mindedness" when it comes to the crisis in the northeast.
The reaction in Africa to last week's massacre of civilians in the northeast of Nigeria has been described as long overdue.
The continent's leaders have not shown enough commitment to combating the scourge.