Weather

Flooding in Mali kills at least 15

The start of the wet season brings torrential downpours and widespread disruption to Bamako.

Flooding in Mali kills at least 15

Africa

Benin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat

For more than 250 years, people have been living on the water in what's thought to be Africa's largest lake community.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries

Drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams leads to a production deficit.

Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries

Sudan

UN expert slams 'excessive use of force' against Sudan protesters

UN Sudan expert calls for 'thorough' probes into killings of demonstrators amid breakdown in political transition talks.

UN expert slams 'excessive use of force' against Sudan protesters

Africa

UNSC discusses Sahel violence

The G5 Joint Force was set up by the Sahel countries - Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger - two years ago, but it's still barely operational, lacking funding and key equipment.

Sudan

Sudan protesters decry military council's suspension of talks

Protest leaders slam move to halt negotiations over political transition for 72 hours, vow to keep demonstrating.

Sudan protesters decry military council's suspension of talks

Uganda

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Regulator directed 13 media organisations to suspend 39 journalists after coverage of politician taken to prison.

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Niger

ISIL claims attack on Niger soldiers as death toll rises to 28

Ambush on troops took place on Tuesday near Tongo Tongo, close to the Niger-Mali border in the restive Sahel region.

ISIL claims attack on Niger soldiers as death toll rises to 28

Sudan

Sudan protesters regret military's suspension of talks

Pro-democracy protesters vow to press on with sit-in after military council suspends talks after violence in Khartoum.

Africa

Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear

Al Jazeera talks to Kenyans who say they were duped into fighting for the armed group al-Shabab.

Africa

Security concerns as Mozambique grapples with cyclone

Several killed in attacks in northern Cabo Delgado province but aid groups say violence won't hamper cyclone relief.

Security concerns as Mozambique grapples with cyclone

Africa

Poisoning Rhino horns to save species in South Africa

Rhino Rescue Project has infused 700 horns with the toxins and has since lost only 2 rhinos to poachers.

Sudan

Sudan army and protesters agree on three-year transition period

Both sides say a final agreement on the make up of a legislative council will be completed soon.

Africa

Nigeria farmers form vigilante groups to confront bandits

Amid lack of government support, farmers in Zamfara state say they live in fear due to impending attacks from bandits.

Nigeria farmers form vigilante groups to confront bandits

Inside Story

Is a smooth transition possible in Sudan?

There has been violence and deaths in Sudan as protesters demand the ruling military council step down.