The number of people displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has nearly doubled in the past six months to 3.8 million, according to a UN official.
DR Congo violence displaces 3.8m: UN
At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.
11 beheaded in Libya checkpoint attack
A child bomber killed four members of a local self-defense group late Tuesday in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram extremists in their long-running insurgency.
Bomb attack kills 4 in northern Cameroon
A group supporting victims of crime in South Africa says it will legally challenge a controversial Foreign Ministry decision to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, a move which allowed wife of Zimbabwe’s president to leave the country without standing trial for an alleged assault on a young model.
South African civil rights group to challenge Grace Mugabe's immunity
Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.
Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, his office announced, while giving no details on what exactly has been ailing him.
Nigerian ailing president to return today after three months
Boko Haram terrorists have stepped up attacks on vulnerable people including those living in camps in northeastern Nigeria pushing the displaced from "one hell into another," a leading international aid agency says.
Boko Haram pushing refugees from one hell into another: NRC
Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue said on Friday.
Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims
Grenade attacks on two cafes killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday.
3 killed, 27 injured in grenade attacks in Burundi capital
The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has passed 400 with 600 people still missing in the stricken capital, the Red Cross said Friday, as Britain promised £5 million in fresh aid.
(video) Red Cross: Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400

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