Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has allegedly pledged formal allegiance to Islamic State, according to an intelligence monitoring service.
As outrage builds over the failure to rescue 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, one of girls who escaped says she is now scared to return to school.
A bridge has been blown up and three people abducted in north-east Nigeria – where attempts are still being made to rescue 276 kidnapped girls.
Harrison Odjegba Okene, a sunken tugboat’s cook, managed to suvive three days by breathing a dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket in the wreck.
Nigeria has hanged four criminals in its first known executions since 2006, and a rights group is trying to keep a fifth, Thankgod Ebhos, alive.
Some $750-million is missing from Angola’s treasury from a debt repayment deal with Russia, a report by a corruption watchdog group has revealed.
The story of Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale with a Hollywood finale.
The plight of two rescued infant gorillas highlights the dangers confronting the endangered animals, victims of ongoing violence and rebellion in DRC.
With Congo’s army diverted to eastern Congo, new militia groups have arisen as older ones reassert themselves, killing hundreds of civilians.
Activists are urging Unesco to abandon a prize named after Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.