South African court to rule on convicting Pistorius of murder, or upholding lesser conviction.
Armed men attacked a lorry carrying migrants in northern Mali, killing 4 people and wounding 6, UN and medical sources have told AFP.
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power.
Fighting in Somalia has killed over 30 people and forced 40 000 to flee according to estimates.
Gunmen shot dead an army major and wounded the husband of the senate's deputy speaker, police said Monday, the latest violence in near daily gun battles.
30 November 2015, 18:00
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lashed out at "miserly" developed nations at the UN climate summit Monday, accusing them of trying to shift the burden for curbing carbon emissions onto poor countries.
30 November 2015, 13:54
At least 700 people from 107 homes in eastern Uganda's Teso region have been rendered homeless due to severe floods in the area.
30 November 2015, 12:23
A mob lynched four men accused of the murder of a gold seller in east Guinea, a witness and official sources say, after dragging them out of the prison where they were being held.
30 November 2015, 06:52
Gunmen have wounded a senior army commander in western Burundi, a military spokesperson says, with at least four killed in following clashes.
29 November 2015, 16:04
Pope Francis takes message of peace to Central African Republic on final leg of Africa trip.
29 November 2015, 11:13
Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.
29 November 2015, 11:13
A boat held by Somali pirates has been freed after a gun battle, fishermen and witnesses said Sunday, claiming several of the pirates were killed.
28 November 2015, 15:21
Boko Haram on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shiite Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano that killed 22 people.
28 November 2015, 09:17
In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, inspires missionaries and reaches out to youth.
27 November 2015, 18:01
A member of Uganda's LGBTI community says he hopes the pontiff spreads a message of love and tolerance during his visit.
27 November 2015, 18:00
Pope Francis landed in Uganda Friday on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with huge crowds, choirs and dancers celebrating as he touched down.
27 November 2015, 14:57
Six government officials in Tanzania were jailed this week after turning up late for a meeting, reports said, amid a government campaign to tighten standards and tackle corruption.
27 November 2015, 13:18
Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society, which rights groups say will "strangle" criticism of the government just hours before the arrival of Pope Francis.
27 November 2015, 10:04
Mali's security forces say they have arrested two men in connection with last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people.
27 November 2015, 07:16
Tunisian media report that the authorities have detained a former member of an outlawed hardline group as part of a crackdown on suspected jihadists.
25 November 2015, 16:47
10 kilograms of explosives used in Tunisia attack; death toll at 13.
25 November 2015, 14:41
Pope embarks on Africa trip despite security fears, brings message of peace, reconciliation.
25 November 2015, 12:43
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants 1 100 extra peacekeepers to be sent to South Sudan to help protect civilians.
25 November 2015, 10:46
Pope Francis flew out of Rome on Wednesday, bound for Kenya on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa that is fraught with security risks.
25 November 2015, 08:36
Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on Wednesday on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.