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Egyptian police arrest seven 'transsexuals' in Cairo on debauchery charges

The police say they created fake webpages to entrap the men

A man brandishes a knife in front of the cage

'Isis-themed wedding' sees couple hold first dance in a cage surrounded by men with knives

Balaclava-clad guests can be seen brandishing knives

The steep sides left the male elephant stuck fast in the mud

Watch: Elephant rescued from mud pit in Kenya by JCB

The animal is believed to have been trapped for 12 hours

Firemen battle a blaze near Cape Town

Cape Town wildfire: Dramatic pictures reveal devastation as fire rips through mountains

Huge blaze rages through Table Mountain for third day

A Chadian soldier peers into a burnt armoured vehicle displaying the black and white markings of insurgent group Boko Haram, after the Chadians destroyed it during a battle in Gambaru

Boko Haram fails to unite African allies as Chad and Cameroon wait for Nigerian support

Both Chad and Cameroon are desperate to defeat violent extremists Boko Haram. But they need Nigeria’s support

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a video in which he warns Cameroon it faces the same fate as Nigeria
Outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been in office since 2005

African leadership prize: Namibia's outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba scoops the world's most lucrative award worth $5m

The prize was set up by a British-Sudanese telecoms magnate to find a leader who had been democratically elected, governed well and then left office

One of the 'hyena boys' in a show in Nigeria. Picture: Journeyman Pictures

The hyena men of Nigeria: Nomads tame baboons and snakes to make them perform

Trainers claim the animals, which are kept chained and muzzled, 'enjoy' it

Child soldiers sit on 10 February with their rifles at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration

Hundreds of boys 'kidnapped and forced into becoming child soldiers' in South Sudan

The children were seized while preparing for school exams in Wau Shilluk

Nigerian police in Bauchi

Girl beaten to death by Nigerian crowd after she was accused of being a suicide bomber

Local police say the girl was unlikely to have been guilty

Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party

Elephants were slaughtered to celebrate the Zimbabwean president's birthday

Solidarity march: Yaounde protesters yesterday backed their armed forces

Boko Haram: Thousands march in Cameroon to protest against the Islamist terror movement

Its six-year insurgency in Nigeria has spilt over the borders into neighbouring countries

The 27-year-old is believed to have left Britain in 2012

'Jihadi John': Security services defend their record over failure to stop Isis ‘executioner’

With finite resources, this is taking place at the expense of counter-espionage when the Russians and the Chinese are raising their spying game

Aquitted defendant Alain Deverini (centre) speaks with his lawyers outside court

Killer convicted in absentia for murder of Congolese political exiles

The victims were understood to have been plotting to assassinate the Democratic of the Republic of Congo's President Laurent Kabila

The number of new Ebola cases each week in the worst-affected areas has fallen below 100 for the first time in almost a year

Ebola outbreak: Disease ebbs in West Africa as aid agencies warn against complacency

As the number of new cases of the disease recedes each week in the worst-affected areas, international aid agencies warn that winding down the effort against the epidemic too quickly risks a resurgence

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