At least two people have been killed and 17 injured in a crush at South Africa's biggest stadium, football officials say.
It took place during the Soweto derby between football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg.
Orlando Pirates said the crush happened when people attempted to push their way through the gates into the 87,000-capacity FNB stadium.
Unidentified gunmen have attacked the rural home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto's home near the western city of Eldoret, reports say.
Local reports said assailants overpowered a police officer at the gate and entered the compound.
Gunfire has continued at the house, which is surrounded by police.
Mr Ruto was not at home at the time. The incident comes 10 days before Kenya holds...
More than 40 people have died during an attempt to free people during an ambush by militant Islam group Boko Haram, sources have told the BBC.
At least five members of an oil exploration team were killed, a spokesman for the University of Maiduguri said.
Soldiers and members of a vigilante group also died in the ambush.
The high number of casualties will be a blow for the government, which...
Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.
A judge in south-west Ogun state found the prosecution had failed to substantiate the charges against him.
The arrest sparked...
More than half the world's children who are not being educated are in Nigeria, the country's government has said.
Acknowledging the scale of the problem the education ministry's permanent secretary Adamu Hussaini said it was "sad to note" that Nigeria had 10.5 million children out of school.
This is the first time senior officials have admitted the size of the problem.
Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe, prompting global outrage, his son may have met a similar sad end.
Xanda, a six-year-old lion with several young cubs, was reportedly shot on a trophy hunt.
He is said to have died outside the Hwange National Park in northern Zimbabwe.
The lion had been fitted with an electronic tracking collar by Oxford University...
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been "brutally tortured" by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says.
Amnesty International said in a report that the suspects, including women and children, were beaten, water-boarded and forced into stress positions.
The cases allegedly happened between 2013 and 2017, and dozens of detainees died as a result, it added.
Cameroon's government has...
At least 20 displaced civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in south Yemen, officials say.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said a village in the Mawza district of Taiz province was hit on Tuesday afternoon.
Most of those killed are believed to have been from the same family.
There was no immediate comment from the coalition, which is...
A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity.
It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at the lines.
The baboon survived the "massive electric shock" that would have killed a human being, a power company spokesman said.
A person would also have been...
Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.
It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.
Fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic, a stampede, and the wall collapse.