A Zambian lawmaker has been sentenced to death by hanging after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a security guard.
Some of the schoolgirls missing after a militant attack on a boarding school in northern Nigeria have been rescued by the military, officials say.
About 100 children were believed to be missing after pupils and teachers fled into bush outside the town of Dapchi during the attack.
Libya's coastguard rescued 441 refugees in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday.
Thirty-five women and 16 children were among 324 illegal refugees rescued in one of the operations on Monday with help from a fishing boat, a navy statement said.
An Egyptian court has put Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh, a senior anti-government activist, on "terrorism" list over what they say was his secret links to the leadership of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood party.
At least 17 people have been killed and several others injured in Mozambique's capital when a 15-meter pile of garbage collapsed due to heavy rain and buried seven houses, officials say.
One million children die on the day they are born every year, with another 1.6 million unable to survive past the first month, the UN's children's agency said in a new report.
Newborns in Pakistan, Central African Republic (CAR) and Afghanistan have the least chance of survival, according to the UNICEF report launched on Tuesday.