A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city in the north.
Memorial services are being held in Indonesia and other nations for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the 10th anniversary of the disaster. In Indonesia's province of Aceh - the worst hit area - Vice-President Jusuf Kalla led tributes to the dead at the Siron mass grave
The Gibe II-Wollayta Sodo 400-kilovolt power transmission line project in South Ethiopia Peoples Regional State will be completed within three months and will enable the southern parts of the country to be connected to the national electricity grid.
A British tourist has been killed in a church in Ethiopia after a man accidentally fired a gun. The victim, a 47-year-old man, had been visiting the northwestern city of Bahir Dar.
Fetien Abay Abera (PhD) is selected as a winner of the prestigious African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2014, Regional Award for Women in recognition for her outstanding achievements in Science and Technology.