The dust has brought hazy skies and poor air quality to large parts of the Caribbean.
The genetic marker is similar to what is seen with modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans.
"Finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future," the musician and entrepreneur wrote on social media this week.
Researchers analyzing the perplexing behavior say it appears to be some form of communication.
An undercover documentary film by BBC Africa Eye has exposed a 'sex for grades' university scandal in West Africa.
In total, the bloom weighs a staggering 20 million tons, according to an international team of scientists.
The snake is almost impossible to handle in the normal way without being bitten, due to its unique abilities.
The French president was previously criticized for suggesting Africa's problems were "civilizational."
After Nigeria's information minister sparked controversy with his comments on the dish, the vice president made clear who he thinks makes the best jollof rice.
The prison service head allegedly oversaw two decades of torture in Gambia's prisons.
The West African country has two official languages, but far more French-speakers than English.
Police killed one suspected militant in the capital Ouagadougou and are hunting two more.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
The young boy ran into the road and was struck by an armored jeep in the northern city of Mokolo.
Nigerian forces freed the captives in the northeastern state of Borno.
The militant group burnt the homes of villagers and killed scores near Maiduguri.
Soldiers also seized black-and-white flags associated with the Islamic State militant group.
The Nigerian militant group has launched frequent attacks in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
U.N. coordinator in Cameroon warns that Boko Haram could migrate eastwards towards the Central African Republic.
Nigeria's Boko Haram ahead of #ISIS as world's deadliest militant group, according to new study.
A bomb blast has gone off in a mobile phone market in Kano
The panel is calling for immediate reform after an inadequate response to West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak.
Less than 2 percent of all Ebola donations went to front-line medical staff in Sierra Leone.