Floods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZulu-Natal province have killed at least 51 people, officials say.
A fuel tanker lorry has overturned and exploded near the airport in Niger's capital, Niamey, killing at least 58 people, authorities say.
South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia.
Ethiopia's fugitive former spy chief and 25 other intelligence agents have been charged with human rights violations.
Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has named his cabinet — just about 96 hours after he was sworn-in as president.
Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks.