Pope Francis dwelled on strong family units in his remarks denouncing youth radicalisation and barbaric attacks on Thursday.More about this news
NIAMEY - Niger's government said on Thursday that Boko Haram militants killed 18 people, including a local religious leader, in an attack on a village in Niger's southern border area of Diffa on the Nigerian border.
DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president.
GENEVA - Tens of thousands of people surviving on water lilies and swamp fish after fleeing South Sudan's war may run out of food entirely when the dry season starts in January, food security experts said in a report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
LONDON/KHARTOUM - Sudan has long been known for its sweet tooth, but is now importing far more sugar than it can consume after the removal of customs duties with some supplies smuggled across its porous borders to neighbouring countries such as South Sudan and Chad.
BRUSSELS - Kenya said on Thursday it was ready to quit the International Criminal Court if it did not get assurances about the handling of the trial of its vice president, hardening a rift between African powers and the tribunal.
TUNIS - Tunisian authorities have identified the suicide bomber from Tuesday's bus attack as a Tunisian national, and have made 30 more arrests since the blast that killed 12 presidential guards in the capital, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
NAIROBI - Pope Francis visited a Nairobi slum on Friday, calling such areas "wounds inflicted" by a wealthy and powerful elite and urging Africa's governments to do more to lift their people up from poverty.
BAMAKO - Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said.