African nations have taken a record-breaking 24 points in the group stage, with two teams from the continent, Morocco and Senegal, reaching the knockout phase for only the second time since 2014.
No group has claimed responsibility for the violence, but Nigeria faces a myriad of security challenges, including an insurgency in the northeast, kidnappings in central and northwestern states and separatist tensions in the south.
The South African President was rumoured to be close to stepping down in the face of calls to quit, but the pendulum seemed to have swung the other way as allies urged him to fight on.
M23 group denies allegation of killing 50 civilians in eastern Kishishe village but confirms fresh fighting with DRC's military in North Kivu province that borders Uganda and Rwanda.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the conflict in Ethiopia has seen more casualties than the war in Ukraine.
In a new report published to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, the UN warns that "dangerous inequalities are undermining the AIDS response and jeopardising
the health security of everyone".
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been accused of illegally holding millions in cash at his game ranch in northern South Africa and covering up its theft in an attempt to hide the existence of the money.
An unidentıfied aircraft flew in the dead of night in the Central African Republic and dropped bombs near a base hosting notorious Russian mercenaries, the Wagner Group.
A spokesperson for the UN secretary-general says the shipment of 20,000 metric tons of fertiliser is the first in a series of exports destined for Africa in the coming months.
The 120-bed hospital equipped with four operating rooms and nine emergency beds will initially offer services such as cardiovascular surgery, obstetrics and internal medicine.
At least eight civilians were killed after Al Shabab terrorists stormed a popular hotel in Mogadishu, a police spokesperson said.
Dozens of people were attending a funeral on a soccer pitch at the base of a 20-metre high soil embankment, which collapsed on top of them, witnesses said.
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