The village of Zoura lies in Bam, one of a swathe of provinces in northern Burkina Faso that have been battling with a four-year-old wave of militant violence that came from neighbouring Mali.
Teenagers have been cycling on ta unicycle, learning the skill at a dedicated school, the GKB - or “God knows best” - Unicycle Academy, in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
Armed men attacked the Grand Mosque in Salmossi on Friday evening - 13 died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later.
President Muhammadu Buhari unveils record budget plan based on projected price for crude oil of $57 per barrel and output of 2.18 million barrels a day in Africa's leading producer.
Although animal experts doubt the tortoise could have attained such an advanced age, its royal owners say Alagba, meaning Elder, had lived in the palace for centuries.
Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of Senegal, removed hundreds of kilos of plastic rubbish in the waters around the island of Goree off the capital Dakar.
Meanwhile, France has begun asking its European partners to send special forces to Mali and other Sahel nations in Africa, to shore up local forces who are being increasingly targeted by deadly militant attacks across the vast desert expanse.
Horror stories are emerging about life in a two-storey house in northern city of Kaduna as authorities try to find families of some 400 victims, men and boys, who often spent years at the site.
The armed attack happened in the village of Komsilga, in the Zimtanga district, two weeks after similar attacks killed nine civilians in the same region.
At least 50 people are missing and feared dead after a three-story building under construction collapsed in Bo, Sierra Leone’s second largest city.
Mercy Corps says it's suspending operations in Borno and Yobe states after Nigerian military shut four of its field offices. Separately, Daesh-linked militants executed one of six captive aid workers of Action Against Hunger.
Five deaths in the last month have sparked fears of "serial killings" targeting suspected sex workers and protests by women activists in the city of Port Harcourt.
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