Nigeria

Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

Fourth such operation in a month brings the total released from religious schools in north Nigeria to more than 1,000.

Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

Africa

Several soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

Five security officers killed and 11 others injured in twin attacks on army bases in northern Burkina Faso.

Several soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

Africa

Mozambique opposition rejects election results

Renamo calls for rerun of Tuesday's vote accusing government of using violence and intimidation on election day.

Mozambique opposition rejects election results

Africa

Niger oil exploration plan threatens West Africa's major reserve

Niger's expanding oil exploration plans threaten Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve, the second-largest reserve in Africa.

Health

WHO says Ebola in DR Congo still qualifies as global emergency

Un agency says it still sees Ebola outbreak in the DRC as a global emergency.

WHO says Ebola in DR Congo still qualifies as global emergency

Sudan

Sudan peace talks resume after deadlock

Officials say Khartoum and rebels have managed to pin down a partial agenda for discussions.

Sudan peace talks resume after deadlock

AJ Impact

South Africa may avoid Moody's cut with reforms: Kganyago

Moody's has urged government to rein in spending, issued warnings over support for Eskom.

South Africa may avoid Moody's cut with reforms: Kganyago

Kenya

Family of four buried alive by landslides in Kenya

Two children, parents buried by debris after heavy ongoing rains trigger landslides in western county.

Family of four buried alive by landslides in Kenya

Head to Head

Has South Africa's ruling party betrayed Mandela's legacy?

South African politician Baleka Mbete on corruption, xenophobia and whether the ANC has lived up to its promises.

Africa

Ethiopia plane crash: Kenyan victims buried in home towns

Boeing admits faulty sensor caused 737-Max to crash and has paid compensation to victims' families.

AJ Impact

As cabinet approves power blueprint, South Africa's rand firms up

After days of rolling electricity cuts by Eskom, government in Johannesburg greenlights future energy plan.

As cabinet approves power blueprint, South Africa's rand firms up

Mozambique

EU criticises 'unlevel playing field' in Mozambique election

Observer mission decries unfair conditions, use of state resources by ruling party, as well as election violence.

EU criticises 'unlevel playing field' in Mozambique election

Africa

Murder of Mozambique election observer under spotlight

Killing by police officers occurred amid widespread reports of vote irregularities and violence at polling stations.

AJ Impact

South Africa's rand rattled by major power cuts

Despite economic weakness, utility troubles and weak currency, high metal prices drive Johannesburg stock market upward.

South Africa's rand rattled by major power cuts

Morocco

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Hajar Raissouni's conviction drew widespread criticism, with activists saying charges were an attack on press freedom.

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case