NIAMEY (Reuters) - Two people aboard a horse-driven cart were killed in Niger on Thursday when they ran over a mine thought to have been planted by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, security sources said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Further delays to Nigeria's election are unacceptable and the opposition will take the government to court if the election commission chief is forced out, presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said they carried out a mortar attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
CAIRO (Reuters) - One person was killed and five others including policemen were wounded when five bombs exploded in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's military could help build an industrial hub around a new Suez Canal, the project's manager said, the first suggestion that the armed forces may play an important role in the huge investment venture planned alongside the new waterway.