: Africa (146) | UN helicopter crashes in Mali accident: UN source

A UN helicopter crashed in northern Mali in an apparent accident while serving with the 12 000-strong peacekeeping force in the country, a UN source has told AFP. | Egypt squatters lose homes as state seizes land

Hala Gamal looks at a pile of rubble on Cairo's Warraq island - all that's left of her house after a police operation to evict residents accused of squatting on state land. | Rescue efforts end in Nigeria building collapse

Officials say rescue efforts have ended at the scene where a four-story residential building collapsed and killed at least eight people in Nigeria's largest city. | MDC appeals to SADC, AU and UN over violence in Zim

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC party has appealed to regional and internationals bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country. | At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos have said. | 'There is no cash crisis in Zimbabwe,' says Finance minister

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has denied the biting cash shortages, saying "the government was satisfied with the prevailing liquidity position in the country,' says a report. | Burundi's exiles call world's attention to deadly crisis

Burundi-born Eric Ndayisenga and his friends in exile religiously listen to a radio station that urges liberation from the deadly political violence back home | Court frees Nigerian man who named his dog after President Buhari

A Nigerian court has reportedly dismissed charges filed against a man in Ogun state, who named his dog 'Buhari'. | Rwanda targets high-end tourist market

Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. | Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Authorities in northern Nigeria say at least 10 military personnel have been killed and a similar number of university workers are unaccounted for after Boko Haram extremists attacked the convoy | Zim hospital 'illegally dumps blood, children use it as nail polish, lipstick' - report

A Zimbabwean hospital has reportedly been charged with breaching the environmental health act after it allegedly dumped blood and other medical waste at an open dumpsite, thereby posing serious health risks. | At least 5 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

Emergency officials in Nigeria's largest city say at least five people are dead after a residential building collapsed in Lagos. | Gunmen kidnap at least 10 on Nigeria oil exploration mission

Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped at least 10 members of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, colleagues and the state-run oil firm says. | At least 4 Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack

At least four civilians, including a child, have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali, security and official sources said. | Libyan rivals agree in France to cease-fire, elections

Two rival Libyan leaders have committed themselves to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds. | 'I couldn't feel my legs,' says man hurt when Gabon cops broke up rally for Ping

At least 10 people have been injured in Libreville as Gabon police broke up a rally organised to mark the return of opposition leader Jean Ping following a trip to Europe. | Young Nigerians push for removal of political age limits

Hundreds of young Nigerians have marched on the country's parliament, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency. | AFP journalists seized by DRC military

Two AFP journalists were briefly detained and maltreated in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa by three men who presented themselves as military intelligence officers. | Libyan rivals voice joint support for ceasefire, elections

The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya have made a joint commitment to calling a ceasefire and holding elections that French President Emmanuel Macron says would take place in spring 2018. | Suspected jihadists kill 5 in Burkina Faso: local official

Suspected jihadists have killed five people in a series of attacks overnight in northern Burkina Faso, local officials and security sources say. | Shops close in Ethiopian capital over tax dispute

Shops have closed their doors in Addis Ababa's largest market in protest at a recent hike in business taxes, bringing anger over the policy to the nation's capital. | Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger

Botswana has confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. | Egypt military says 40 militants killed in campaign

Egypt's military has said it has killed more than 40 extremists in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group has been waging a deadly insurgency. | Turkish plane is rerouted to Algiers after false bomb alert

A senior Algerian aviation official says a Turkish Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Algiers airport after a false bomb alert on board | Angola's likely next president hits the campaign trail

Angolan presidential candidate Joao Lourenco, who appears set to win next month's election, launched his campaign with a speech vowing to tackle corruption and spread wealth. | Moroccan journalist jailed over Rif protets

A Moroccan court sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned protests in the restive north, his website has said. | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Buhari, Obasanjo

Nigerian ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says the press is like a nagging wife that should be tolerated, and Grace Mugabe says she "saw the hand of God" last week after her leg was run over by her husband's armour-plated limousine. | Rival Libyan leaders in France to seek way out of chaos

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj is holding French-brokered talks with Khalifa Haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east, to try to end the chaos in the conflict-ridden country. | Rescuers find 13 bodies in crowded migrant dinghy off Libya

Rescuers coming to the aid of a dinghy packed with migrants off the coast of Libya have said they had discovered 13 bodies including those of pregnant women. | Egypt tells EU no 'compromise' over Qatar

Egypt has warned the EU that four Arab states would accept no compromise in their dispute with Qatar over allegations that the gas-rich emirate supports terrorism. | Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid

A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, has survived an assassination attempt, his family says. | Shell shuts down key supply pipeline in Nigeria

Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell says it has shut down a key crude supply pipeline in Nigeria's restive south because of a leak. | French leader plays peacemaker, hosting top Libyan rivals

President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker in a country where the stakes are high for Europe and Africa | Seven killed by car bomb in North Sinai: Egypt army

Seven civilians, including two children, were killed when a car bomb exploded near a military checkpoint in North Sinai, the Egyptian army has said. | Nigeria's absent Buhari says 'I'm making good progress'

Nigeria's president has said he is recovering from illness and that he expects to return from treatment in London once doctors give the go-ahead, says his office. | Love hotels targeted to fight HIV among Cameroon's teens

The two big maps show the districts of the northern Cameroonian town of Guider along with its brothels, nightclubs and other seedy spots to identify places from where Aids could spread among adolescents. | EU, Egypt agree framework for co-operation in coming years

The European Union and Egypt have pledged to work together to develop the country's economy, promote stability, counter extremism and manage migrant flows. | How counterfeit medication gets into African countries

The proliferation of counterfeit medication on the shelves of Kenyan pharmacies has remained a thorn in the flesh of the government whose ultimate responsibility is to protect its citizens. | 'Press is like a nagging wife that should be tolerated,' says Nigeria's Obasanjo

The press is like a nagging wife that should be tolerated, former Nigerian president Olusugun Obasanjo says. | Self-help vigilante groups are reshaping security against Boko Haram

Nigeria's failure to protect its citizens from Boko Haram's insurgency has given rise to vigilante groups north east of the country, writes Chukwuma Al Okoli. | Burundi school director: 6 teens likely seeking better life

The director of a school in Burundi says teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left the east African nation because life is hard there and everyone wants more in life. | Kenya: Incumbent a no show at presidential debate

Kenya's leading opposition candidate has debated moderators after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta turned down an invitation to the presidential debate. | 278 Europe-bound migrants rescued off Libya

Libya's coastguard in two separate operations have rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials say. | 'I saw the hand of God': Grace Mugabe on her freak accident

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe says she "saw the hand of God" last week after her leg was run over by her husband's armour-plated limousine. | Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator. | UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for South Sudan refugees

Only 30% of $1.4bn aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a UN official has said, raising fears of aid cuts. | 'Controversy' as Zambia's PF wants Lungu to run for re-election in 2021

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu has been re-nominated to run as the Patriotic Front presidential candidate in 2021, a move that could trigger controversy over his constitutional eligibility to stand, a report says. | Libya rescues 150 Europe-bound migrants off Tripoli

Libya's coastguard rescued at least 150 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Monday, after their inflatable boat had engine problems and began to sink, a navy spokesperson has said.. | At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

At least eight people are dead after female suicide bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria's main city, a civilian self-defense group has said | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Tsvangiria, Lesotho

President Robert Mugabe has appealed to Zimbabweans living abroad to return home and help revive the economy, and Somalia's al-Shabaab has called President Donald Trump "a brainless billionaire".