The continent is two years away from being certified polio-free but violent insurgencies could hamper efforts to finally eradicate the virus.
Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram say the government is punishing them for unknown sins and sentencing them to death.
Guinean President Alpha Condé has said his country is ready to aid its West African neighbours in the regional fight against the Islamist militants.
The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said on Sunday.
Authorities in Niger have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region by women wearing the religious garment.
A report warns that an ANC faction, disbanded by the party, aims to make a return in the province.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to recover oil revenues from an estimated stolen 250 000 barrels a day during a visit to the US.
Police in Chad have threatened to arrest anyone wearing a full-face veil, a day after a bombing carried out by a terrorist disguised as a woman.
Two suicide bombings killed at least 40 people in the central Nigerian city of Jos, witnesses said.
A suicide bomber attacked a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, in Yobe state, killing at least five worshippers.
Escaped captives say that some of the schoolgirls flog dissidents and slit the throats of captured men.
A group of girls from notoriously violent Manenberg has embarked on a series of road trips around South Africa. They document their experiences here.
The upcoming AU summit in South Africa will likely see issues such as Boko Haram and the Burundi protests steal attention away from development talks.
The organisation wants senior military officers investigated for war crimes including murder, starvation, suffocation and torture.
Civilians in northeast Nigeria are facing unspeakable violations at the hands of the very military whose duty it is to protect them.
Boko Haram had used Islamic schools to promote their violent ideology to youth, now these schools are trying to make a change by teaching peace.
Security was beefed up in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as final preparations were made for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president.
Three schoolgirls who were rescued from Boko Haram are now offering comfort and hope for other hostages recently freed from the militant group.