Madagascar's electoral court has barred the incumbent president, Andry Rajoelina, and the wife of a long-standing rival from standing in the next presidential election, the court said.
The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
Zimbabwe's opposition MDC withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe's re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying on Friday it would not get a fair hearing.
The Nigerian military has killed the second-in-command of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the oil-rich nation for years.
Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome.
Security agents say suspected Islamic militants have gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria. The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in his Heroes' Day speech has made a scathing attack on those who challenged his disputed presidential elections victory.
Jamaican Usain Bolt regained his world 100m title after taking gold in 9.77 seconds on Sunday at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow.
Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have killed at least 36 people and affected almost 150,000 in the past week.
People in Mali are voting in a presidential election run-off. Despite the rain that started earlier in the morning and turns quite heavy in some of the six districts of the capital.
Zimbabwe's main opposition party has launched legal action against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party's landslide victory in last week's vote.
Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting.
The Malian army says it is investigating allegations that soldiers have carried out summary executions in the Islamist-controlled north. A senior military officer told the BBC it was neither confirming nor denying such acts had taken place.
The aid effort to help over 147,000 Malian refugees could be overwhelmed as conflict escalates, unless there is a significant shift in the way aid operations are carried out, international agency Oxfam has warned.
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday described the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, as a threat not only to Nigeria, but also to the entire African continent and called for international efforts to curb its activities.
Jonathan, while fielding questions on a CNN programme, Amanpour, from the World Economic Forum, Davos said the sect was not fuelled by corruption or misrule as suggested by a section of the international community.