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A Kenyan police officer says 15 bodies have been taken to the morgue after extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex.
Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges have acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying the prosecution failed to prove their case.
An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday.
Just what anyone driving through South Africa's Kruger National Park is hoping to see - four large male lions strolling along the road.
Soldiers in the oil-rich Central African country of Gabon seized control of the national broadcaster on Monday and issued a statement claiming they had deposed the country's absent leader to "restore democracy." Four hours later, a spokesman for Gabon's government called the soldiers "mutineers" and "jokers" and said four out of five of them have been arrested.
New Zealander Andrew Pearse is among three former Credit Suisse bankers charged over a major scandal over a Mozambique loan scheme.
Egypt said its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb targeted a tourist bus in the capital, killing three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide.
A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 others, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement.
A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security officials.
His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumour played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the growth.
Moroccans have gathered in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honour two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains.
Norwegian police say a video which allegedly shows the slaying of a Scandinavian university student in a remote part of Morocco's Atlas Mountains is likely authentic.
The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, about listening to your heart over your mind, and about that gut feeling you have when you meet a good person.
Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4400 years ago
An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she showed up at the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through dress that revealed the entirety of her legs.
Sean Davison's wife reveals her husband is expected to face a third murder charge in South Africa. In an exclusive interview, she says he was compelled to break the law out of compassion.
Six-year-old children singing of protecting themselves from rape and the horrors of abuse is a daily part of school life for children in Uganda.
Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital, Kampala.