Bloodbath at gas plant leads to fears that Sahara could become a terrorist haven like Afghanistan
Algeria's zero-tolerance policy towards insurgents led to troops going in 'with all guns blazing'
Messi has 86 goals, but the great Zambian striker scored 107 times in one year
South African government former president is suffering from recurrent lung infection
Militia group takes DR Congo city, prompting fears of further conflict in this 'haunted, blood-soaked' country
Next Archbishop of Canterbury has negotiating skills - but can he bat off 'Old Etonian' insults?
Group linked to al-Qaeda makes series of threats on Twitter – but is on the retreat in Somalia
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Attempts to crack down on Islamist militias in Libya could backfire
Libyan interim leader demands the break up of all militias not under the control of the government
Former ANC youth leader accused of using deaths to resurrect his political career
Use of obscure law to charge Marikana miners with murder of 34 colleagues is 'shameful', says expert
Instability feared in Horn of Africa after death of PM who held power for 21 years
WHO takes action after 14 people die in western Uganda, and there are fears Ebola has spread to the capital
Spring of Arts exhibition prompts violent protests from Islamists
EasyJet breathes a sigh of relief as former chairman leaves European market to bring budget airline to Africa
Ex-Liberian president is convicted by the International Criminal Court of offences including murder and rape
Outraged headlines galore - but president of Zimbabwe does not, actually, have a UN role
Is the South African government's fury over Brett Murray's painting of Zuma's genitalia all it seems?