Egypt's public prosecutor says 48 suspected members of so-called Islamic State (IS) have been referred to a military court in connection with three bombings of Coptic churches.
Thirty-one of the suspects are in custody while the others are still at large.
More than 70 people died in suicide attacks against churches in Cairo in December and in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria in April.
A group of the "Chibok girls" freed from Nigeria's Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families.
The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja.
Their parents travelled by bus through the night to meet their daughters.
More than 100 of the 276 girls, taken from the town of Chibok,...
A schoolgirl believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram three years ago has been rescued by government troops while "escaping from captivity", Nigerian officials said on Wednesday.
Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman, said the girl was found less than two weeks after 82 others were released by their abductors in exchanged for five Boko Haram commanders.
"The details are yet to fully...
Mutinous soldiers have opened fire in four big cities in Ivory Coast, defying a government order to lay down their weapons.
Shots rang out near the presidential palace in the main city, Abidjan, the second city, Bouaké, and in cities vital to the cocoa industry.
Banks across Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, are shut.
The mutineers, who helped the president take office in...
A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people.
Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients.
The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in the country has tripled in a week to more than 8,500.
Yemen has been ravaged by hunger and civil war, allowing disease to...
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London on Sunday for follow-up medical tests after weeks of mounting concern about his health.
Femi Adesina, his spokesman, said the 74-year-old's doctors would determine how long he will stay in the British capital, where he spent nearly two months undergoing treatment from mid-January.
Officials have refused to disclose details of his...
More than 30 people - almost all of them school children - have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say.
They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu.
A number of people were hurt. Officials later tried to remove survivors and dead bodies from the vehicle.
The students from a primary school in Arusha were travelling to another...
No traces of explosives were found on the remains of French victims aboard an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May 2016, a source close to the French investigation said.
The revelation, the source said, "closes the door" on a theory advanced by Egypt that the Airbus A320 was blasted out of the sky as it made its way from Paris to Cairo, killing all 66 people on...
Somalia's security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said.
He was killed in his vehicle near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the officials added.
The president has cut short his visit to Ethiopia following Abdullahi Sheikh Abas' killing, state radio reports.
Somalia's security forces have...
Pope Francis has landed in Cairo on a visit overshadowed by a series of recent attacks against Christians in the Arab world's most populous country.
Amid high security, the 80-year-old pontiff will meet with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Imam of the government-run Al-Azhar mosque and an Islamic philosophy professor, before meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Pope Tawadros II,...