An airline company source says contact with a plane carrying some 110 people was lost while it was in Malian airspace approaching Algeria.
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.
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."
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.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is officially the worst the world has seen as the death toll breaches 600, says the World Health Organisation.
Libya is considering calling for international forces to help restore security as rival militias remain locked in a brutal power struggle.
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai has held talks with some parents of the girls abducted in Nigeria and leaders of a group campaigning for their release.
Heavy fighting between militias with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades broke out near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Michel Djotodia, former president of the Central African Republic, has taken over leadership of the Muslim Séléka militia group again.
Billy Rautenbach is tangled in a spat over land use and is said to be ready to move a multimillion ethanol project to Zambia.
Locals in the Central African Republic have been sidelined, which means that any solution to the fighting in the country is unlikely to succeed.
Political manoeuvring has cleared a path to the December elective congress for the vice-president.