Uganda's police spokesman shot dead outside home
Uganda's second most prominent policeman was shot and killed in his car on Friday along with two other officers as he left his home in Kampala, police said.
5,000 freed from Boko Haram's grip in Cameroon
Cameroon said its troops had rescued 5,000 civilian "hostages" held by Boko Haram Islamists in a cross-border operation that left scores of jihadists dead.
Chad's Faki assumes African Union leadership
Chad's former foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat assumed office as head of the African Union Commission on Tuesday, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's many crises.
Mozambique cholera outbreak infects over 1,200
Mozambique is battling a cholera outbreak that has infected 1,222 people and killed two, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, warning that it has been unable to slow its spread.
Senegal extradites Guinean soldier wanted over massacre
A Guinean soldier wanted over the massacre of more than 150 people in a Conakry stadium has been extradited, ending years on the run in neighbouring Senegal and paving the way for his trial.
Mogadishu blasts claim at least five lives
At least five people were killed and 12 others injured in two separate car bombings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials and witnesses said.
Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump 'kills at least 24'
At least 24 people were killed and 28 others injured in a giant landslide of garbage inside a trash dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a city spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
South Africans march over looming welfare payment crisis
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Friday over fears that South Africa's welfare agency may be unable to make benefit payments to millions of poor people.