The engineers aboard the floating power station on Lake Kivu could only watch nervously as the volcano in the distance erupted violently, sending tremors rumbling through the water beneath them.
Namibia’s High Court ruled against two gay couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with the judge saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation’s prohibition of same-sex relations.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says hostilities must end in Ethiopia so aid can be distributed effectively in the country.
At least 29 people, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, were killed when robbers triggered a stampede at a religious rally in Liberia’s capital, officials said.
Live coverage of Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group F game between Mali and Mauritania (19:00 GMT).
Live coverage of Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group F game between Gambia and Tunisia (19:00 GMT).
Suckled by their mother Bora and guarded by a watchful male, rare new-born twin baby elephants ingested nourishment that conservationists hope will enable them to survive a perilous start to life in a Kenyan safari park.
“As people see that unaccountable rulers inevitably prioritise their own interests over the public’s, the popular demand for rights-respecting democracy often remains strong,” Human Rights Watch says.
Videos show many destroyed buildings and scattered debris near the mining town of Bogoso.
Live coverage of Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group E game between Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea (16:00 GMT).
Live coverage of Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group E game between Ivory Coast and Algeria (16:00 GMT).
Senegal will vote for mayors and local representatives on Sunday in the first election since last year’s riots, in a vote seen as a key test for President Macky Sall.
Despite having Mohamed Salah at his disposal, Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz says his side need to improve their finishing in front of goal.
The leader of a banned Nigerian separatist movement pleaded not guilty to eight new charges that include terrorism and incitement on Wednesday as his defence sought the dismissal of the case, arguing that it lacked merit.
Sudanese security forces shot dead an anti-coup protester on Wednesday as American diplomats visited Khartoum seeking to help end a crisis which has claimed dozens of lives and derailed the country’s democratic transition.
Former Ghana full-back John Paintsil talks about the Black Stars’ shock exit from the Africa Cup of Nations and where it all went wrong for the side.
Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali and The Gambia all reach the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations without playing.
The Namibian High Court is set to rule on an application for the right of non-Namibian same-sex spouses to live and work in the country.
Kenyan police said they have launched an investigation after badly decomposed bodies, some of which bore signs of torture, were found in a river.
Live coverage of Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group D game between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria (19:00 GMT).
Live coverage of Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group D game between Egypt and Sudan (19:00 GMT).