Africa

President returns to Nigeria after lengthy absence

President to address nation following more than three months of absence spent in London for an undisclosed ailment.

Buhari returns after lengthy UK medical treatment

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200

Dozens missing and houses destroyed in northeast Tora village after heavy rain triggered mudslide earlier this week.

DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200

Sierra Leone

Death toll crosses 400 mark in Sierra Leone floods

Heavy rains threaten other parts of the capital Freetown as number of dead rises to more than 400.

Africa

Sierra Leone calls for international help following deadly floods

Rescuers in Sierra Leone are still recovering bodies almost a week after the deadly landslide.

Africa

Kenya opposition files challenge over election results

Lawyers for the Kenyan opposition filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging President Kenyatta's re-election.

Kenya opposition files challenge over election results

Business & Economy

Iran, Afghanistan top money laundering index

Annual index ranks 140 countries in terms of risk of money laundering and 'terrorism' financing.

Iran and Afghanistan top 2017 Basel AML Index

Burundi

Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars

Attacks on two bars in the capital, Bujumbura, kill at least three and leave several injured, according to police.

Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Kenya protest to alt-right rally

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including Sierra Leone mudslide and a fire in the Philippines.

Week in pictures: From Kenya protest to alt-right rally

Africa

Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Attack comes after 9 people were decapitated by assailants in the same region in July.

Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Arts & Culture

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

Africa

Mass burials held in Sierra Leone for mudslide victims

Mass funerals have been held in Sierra Leone for victims of major mudslides that struck this week.

Opinion

What Kenyan voters got for the $500m spent on elections

Was the Kenyan election either free or fair?

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

South Africa

South Africa on 'red alert' for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

Accused of assaulting a model with an electric cable, police search for Zimbabwe's first lady to prevent her departure.

South Africa's borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

Humanitarian crises

Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

Family members line up in pouring rain to identify loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods that killed 400.

Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

Africa

Sierra Leone warns of more mudslides as rain forecast

Large crack appears on mountainside in Freetown as people are asked to evacuate areas still under threat of mudslides.