Africa

Sierra Leone in mourning as it buries its dead

More than 300 killed and at least 600 people remain missing in the west African nation as calls for aid grow.

Politics

Zambia frees opposition leader, drops treason charges

Hakainde Hichilema, accused of plotting to overthrow government, freed by judge after state prosecutor drops charges.

Zambia frees opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

Africa

Deadly suicide attacks kill dozens in Nigeria

Three suicide bombers detonate explosives near northeast city of Maiduguri in attacks bearing hallmark of Boko Haram.

Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria

Africa

South Africa 'fails' to compensate slain miners' families

Five years ago 34 miners striking over poor pay and harsh working conditions were shot and killed by police in South Africa.

Africa

'Entire communities wiped out' in Sierra Leone mudslide

Death toll put at more than 300 with another 600 missing following flash flooding and mudslides in and around Freetown.

Africa

Mugabe's wife back in Zimbabwe after assault claims

Zimbabwe's first lady fails to hand herself in to South African police after facing accusations of assaulting a model.

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after assault claims

Middle East

Africa-Israel summit 'justifies colonialism, apartheid'

The forthcoming summit is likely to increase Israel's influence in the UN and the African continent, Palestinians say.

Africa-Israel summit 'justifies colonialism, apartheid'

Africa

Burkina Faso in mourning following deadly restaurant attack

Burkina Faso and France have agreed to accelerate the deployment of a multinational military force to combat armed groups in West Africa after a deadly attack on a restaurant in the capital.

Africa

Several people killed in attacks on UN camps in Mali

Armed assailants killed seven people and injured seven others in an attack on UN peacekeeping headquarters in Timbuktu.

Several people killed in attacks on UN camps in Mali

Africa

Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Many people buried underneath debris in mountain town of Regent as rescue workers try to reach those trapped.

Africa

Zambia opposition leader pleads not guilty to treason

Hakainde Hichilema - arrested for failing to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade - remains in custody.

Hakainde Hichilema pleads not guilty to treason charges

Africa

Gunmen kill 18 in attack at restaurant in Burkina Faso

Three attackers are shot dead at Turkish restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou, says communications minister.

Africa

'Millions of people' face acute hunger in DRC

UN food agencies say number of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance surged by 30 percent in a year in DRC.

UN: Millions of people face acute hunger in DRC

Africa

Kenya opposition told to take complaints to court

Re-elected President Kenyatta urges police to use restraint in dealing with protesters angry over election result.

Africa

Witness describes 'disaster' in Sierra Leone's Freetown

Heavy flooding and mudslide hit outskirts of capital Freetown, leaving hospitals struggling to cope with deadly incident.