Somali pirates free ship after ransom reportedly paid

The Bangladesh-flagged cargo vessel and its crew were seized last month off Somalia's coast.

The 276 schoolgirls whose kidnap shocked the world

Most of the Chibok girls abducted 10 years ago in Nigeria are now free but some feel badly let down.

The children living between starvation and death

Millions have fled Sudan's year-long civil war and hunger is now leading to the deaths of many children.

The children living between starvation and death

Millions have fled Sudan's year-long civil war and hunger is now leading to the deaths of many children.

Kipchoge ‘expects’ to win third Olympic marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has "huge expectation" to win a historic third successive Olympic marathon gold medal in Paris this year.

Russian troops arrive in Niger as agreement begins

The West African country is increasingly turning to Moscow for support after breaking ties with the West.

Happy horsemen and replica guns: Africa’s top shots

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

Happy horsemen and replica guns: Africa’s top shots

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

‘I survived the ferry disaster – but lost 17 of my family’

Muaziza Ambaraje is one of the few people to escape alive after a boat sank off the coast of Mozambique.

Dozens of prisoners walk out of Comoros jail

The public prosecutor blames lax security, but a government spokesman suspects it was pre-planned.