Attackers have stormed the home of a Nigerian deputy governor and slit the throats of two of his guards, while killing nine others in the same village in the restive northeast, police said.
Hundreds of delegates are meeting Doha for a donor conference to raise support for a mulit-billion dollar project to rebuild Sudan's Darfur region after a decade-long conflict.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital after spending ten days being treated for pneumonia, a statement from the office of the presidency said.
South Sudan has restarted oil production, ending a bitter 15-month row with former civil-war enemy Sudan and marking a major breakthrough in relations after bloody border clashes last year.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged Mali to stick to its July 7 date for presidential elections and complete the democratic transition.
Boko Haram is an armed group blamed for killing hundreds of people in northern and central Nigeria. Many of the attacks have targeted places of worship, often churches, but Muslims have also been killed.
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