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Ebola outbreak: New cases in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Two new cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, weeks after the city was thought to be free of the disease.

Blast came a day after a girl thought to be aged about 17 killed at least 20 in Maiduguri, when the explosives she was carrying went off [AP]

Girl 'aged 12' in Nigeria market bombing

A young female bomber, thought to be about 12 years old, killed at least 10 people in an attack in a market in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say, in the second such attack in 24 hours.

Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita embraced an Azawad representative after the deal was signed

Mali's Tuareg rebels sign peace deal

Rebels in Mali have signed a peace deal with the government, offering partial autonomy to the north of the country.

A suicide car bomb signalled the beginning of the attack

Somalia jihadists al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

The Somali jihadist group al-Shabab has carried out an attack in the country's capital Mogadishu.

'Boko Haram' kills dozens in Niger

An attack by suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters in Niger has killed at least 38 people, officials say.

Mohammed Morsi

Mohammed Morsi death sentence upheld by Egypt court

An Egyptian court has upheld the death sentence imposed on ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi over a mass jailbreak.

Omar al-Bashir

Wanted Sudan leader Bashir flies out of South Africa

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, has left South Africa, pre-empting a court ruling over an international warrant for his arrest.

The ICC has issued two arrest warrants for President Bashir

Omar al-Bashir: ICC urges S Africa to arrest Sudan leader

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called on South Africa to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is in the country for an African Union (AU) summit.

New cases of Ebola reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Thirty-one new cases of Ebola have been reported in a growing geographic area in Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization said.

Annual inflation had reached 231m% by the end of 2008

Zimbabwe dollars phased out

Zimbabwe is phasing out its local currency, the central bank says, formalising a multi-currency system introduced during hyper-inflation.

Mr Amissah-Arthur (right) making a point at the forum. With him is President Jacob Zuma (left) of South Africa.

Don’t extend term limits; Amissah-Arthur, Zuma advise African leaders

Vice-president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and the South African President, Mr Jacob Zuma have jointly condemned African leaders who violate their constitution by extending their term limits.

Negotiating borders can be difficult for lorries carrying goods between countries

Africa creates TFTA - Cape to Cairo free-trade zone

African leaders have agreed to create the continent's largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo.

Karnak is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt
Al Jazeera

Suicide bomber targets ancient temple in Egypt's Luxor

A suicide bomber has been killed in an attack targeting the ancient Karnak temple in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, officials have said, the second attack in just over one week targeting Egypt's vital tourism industry.

Nigerian girl, 15, formally acquitted of killing husband, 35

A Nigerian court on Tuesday formally struck out a case against a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison.

President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi govt receives donations from citizens to fun presidential polls

Burundi's government has received donations from citizens to help fund the presidential polls and other elections and hopes Western donors will reverse a decision to halt election aid to avert more chaos, the presidential spokesman said on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius out on probation in August

Oscar Pistorius is set to be released on probation on 21 August, South African prison authorities said, after serving 10 months in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend.

A map of Africa, indiciating the chief export commodity per country
Global Post

The African country helping India feed 1.2 billion people

The global food price crises between 2008 and 2009 led countries that bore the brunt of the catastrophe to look elsewhere for agricultural land to mitigate the effects.

Buhari arrives Germany with Nigeria’s “wish list”

In line with the request of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries, President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Munich, Germany, sunday armed with a “wish list” for Nigeria.

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