A Muslim cleric was at the forefront in the fight against the radicalisation of youths in Kenya has been shot dead in Mombasa. Read more


Travel agents Thomson and First Choice have cancelled all flights to Mombasa until October. Read more


The United Nations (UN) Security Council has agreed to a French proposal of a12,600-member peace-keeping force in Mali that will be authorised "to use all necessary means" to protect civilians and cultural artefacts. Read more


A car bomb exploded outside the French Embassy in Tripoli injuring two French security guards and a Libyan girl. The blast was so powerful it blew the front wall off the diplomatic mission. Read more


French and Malian troops claim to have restored government control over Timbuktu including the airport, the latest gain in the drive to remove al-Qaeda allied fighters. Read more