At least 51 people have been killed after twin car bomb blasts went off at a bustling marketplace in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Red Cross official said.
Nigeria has named a relatively unknown banker to head its central bank after the outspoken former governor was suspended, triggering shockwaves in Africa's second-largest economy.
At least 10 people have been killed after a bomb exploded in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a region where the armed group Boko Haram is active.
Algerian police dispersed a demonstration in the capital staged by Algerians opposed to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to run for a fourth term in elections next month.
More than 200 migrants seeking to enter Europe have stormed over a fence into Spain's north African territory Melilla, causing a fracas that left 35 injured in one of the biggest such crossings in years, officials and rights groups said.
French President Francois Hollande has said his troops will work to stop the Central African Republic splitting in two and endeavour to disarm rival fighters engaged in months of inter-religious killing.
More than 200 migrants have stormed across a triple-layer border fence into Spain's north African territory of Melilla, in one of the largest such crossings in years, Spanish authorities say.
The World Bank has suspended a planned $90m loan to Uganda meant to strengthen its health care system after its president signed into law a bill prescribing harsh jail terms for homosexual offences.
France's president will visit French troops deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) and meet with the interim president of the troubled former colony on Friday, his office said.
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|William A. Cook|