Nearly 50 leaders from the continent are invited to a summit with President Obama on a range of issues.
Photos from around the region
Governments move to stop the latest outbreak from spreading further as death toll from virus tops 1,200 in West Africa.
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
Libyan militias battled for control of the capital’s airport, fighting that killed at least three people, a security official said.
Demonstrators in India, Venezuela and other countries rally against the continued bloodshed in the region.
Blast that hit crowded shopping center in Abuja, the nation’s capital, is thought to be work of Islamic extremists.
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Two candidates are vying for the top office after Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted last year.
Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market, killing at least 118 people and wounding dozens.
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Camille Lepage, 26, was slain while on assignment in the war-torn Central African Republic.
South Africans head to the polls Wednesday to vote in a general election that will decide whether the ruling ANC will remain in power.
International rallies protest the government’s weak response to mass kidnapping of schoolgirls.
A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria days before the city is to host a major international economic forum.
Demonstrators around the world rally for workers.
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Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.
Police say an explosion at a busy bus station has also wounded 124.
The U.N. evacuated Muslims from the capital of the Central African Republic in order to “save their lives,” officials say.
In powerful ceremonies, heads of state, survivors and children mark 20 years since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Two decades later, the country has made great strides economically.