At least 10 suspected Islamist militants have been ‘neutralised’, following an operation, against a known Islamist group, by French forces, in Mali.
Saudi Arabia has announced a new military alliance, consisting of 34 predominantly Islamic nations, aimed at combating terrorism.
At least seven people, including a French patient, are missing, after a Senegalair medical evacuation plane, from Burkina Faso to Dakar, disappeared west of Senegal.
A boat, carrying at least 40 African migrants, including a young child, has arrived on a beach, on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands.
As many as 40 migrants are thought to have drowned off the coast of Libya, after their inflatable boat sank near to the Libyan shoreline.
At least 18 migrants have been found dead in the Sahara Desert, near the town of Arlit in Niger, showing an often unseen side of the current migrant crisis.
At least 40 migrants, originally from Ghana, Mali, Gambia, Senegal and the Ivory Coast, have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a spokeswoman from Save the Children.
At least 34 people have been killed, and 70 are injured, after two buses were involved in an oncoming, multiple-vehicle crash in north-central Peru.
Government officials in Mali have confirmed that a two-year-old girl has tested positive for Ebola, the African country’s first case of the disease.
Nigeria has been officially declared free of the deadly Ebola virus after six weeks without any new cases, according to the World Health Organisation.