Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.
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Masks, models, fishing and standing to attention
And four other things we have learnt this week
What has Ghana done to recover from disaster?
The Tanzanian soldiers dragged into Europe's war
Tunisians and foreigners lament dwindling tourism
A key figure in South Africa's football World Cup bid suggests there may be some truth to a claim that a $10m bribe was paid to secure the 2010 tournament.
Why do African presidents insist on calling themselves doctors?
Why is one of Britain's favourite foods under threat?