Hundreds of people scaled 20ft-high border fences to enter a tiny Spanish enclave from Morocco hoping to reach a better life in Europe.Read the full story ›
Giraffes could disappear from the planet if current rates of extinction continue, it has been warned.Read the full story ›
Rights groups say hundreds have been killed by security forces since protests flared last year over land rights.Read the full story ›
A proposal to sell ivory stockpiles and return profits to communities that sustain elephants has been defeated at a major global conference.Read the full story ›
The Great Elephant Census has taken two years to complete, and shows that savannah elephant populations have declined by a third.Read the full story ›
Three park rangers were killed by elephant poachers on Saturday after a shootout in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Read the full story ›
Simon Wood, who died in 2013, is said to have abused almost 40 children during stopovers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.Read the full story ›
Incumbent president vows to wipe out Islamist militants but faces claims of corruption from his opposition.Read the full story ›
Social media has been blocked and an opposition candidate arrested as voters in Uganda went to the polls on election day.Read the full story ›
At least 10 people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a mosque in northern Cameroon, officials in the Far North region have said.
Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have recently stepped up terror attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger since last year.
Several attacks in Cameroon have been carried out by women, Reuters reports.