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Islamists have returned to Mali - and the people are fleeing

Diplomatic Channels: French troops had driven out the jihadists and people threw off the shackles of the harsh sharia code which had been imposed. But now they are back

Over 13 million children from the Middle East and North Africa are being prevented from going to school, says Unicef education report

Findings add how teachers are being detained, intimidated, injured – and sometimes even killed – as the charity urges the international community to act

Demonstrators rally in Tunis on Tuesday against a planned financial amnesty for members of former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime. Some protesters were beaten up and arrested

Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

During a protest this week, many denounced a proposed law which they say will whitewash the counrty's most corrupt businessmen and public officials

Bosco Ntaganda in the Hague. He stands accused of multiple counts of war crimes

Congolese warlord known as the 'Terminator' appears in the Hague charged with war crimes

Bosco Ntaganda faces multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde islands - the farthest east a hurricane has ever been recorded

The last time a hurricane hit Cape Verde was way back in 1892

'Supergiant' gas field discovered in the Mediterranean

The gas field was found in Egyptian waters and could help the country meet its energy needs for decades

The body of a drowned migrant wearing a wedding ring lies on a dock in Zuwara, Libya, after his boat sank off the coast on Thursday

Anger mounts in Libya after migrant boat sinks in the Mediterranean

Up to 180 people are feared drowned following the incident

The proud parents have called the child Barnabas

Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby boy

Victoria Yillia was just 19 years old when she lost 21 relatives to the disease in 2014

London company's 'Solar Classroom in a Box' project aims to change the face of education in Africa

'For nearly all, this will be their first ever experience with a computer', says the director of the project

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state, last week

South Sudan's civil war: What has happened in the world's youngest nation?

Like many conflicts, the start of the South Sudanese civil war began as little more than a row between two men, albeit two powerful leaders in the world’s newest nation.

African leaders watch President Salva Kiir sign the accord

South Sudan President signs peace deal to end bloody civil war

UN relieved as agreement hopes to end conflict between government troops and rebels

Cecil the lion was shot by a hunter last month (AP)

Lion kills safari guide in the Zimbabwe national park where Cecil was shot dead

Pollice said: 'One of the lions had cubs and they became hostile'

Adama Sankoh who contracted Ebola after her son died from the disease late last month stands with health officials the moment after she was discharged

Final Ebola patient discharged in Sierra Leone as countdown begins to country being declared free of disease

Adama Sankoh contracted the illness after her son died from it

Lukhanyo Mjila at Monwabisi beach in Khayelitsha township, Western Cape

Waves for Change: How surf therapy is helping South Africa's most deprived children

Many of the children growing up amid disorder and violence in some of Cape Town’s most deprived areas can’t even swim. So what’s one Brit expat doing taking them into the surf? Lena Corner reports
Mohamed Badie and 13 others were sentenced to life in jail on charges of murder and inciting violence

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie sentenced to 'life in prison' - on top of death sentence

Sentence over the killing of five people in an attack on a police station in 2013

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