Three people are killed after a truck drives into a crowd on a shopping street in central Stockholm.
Nigerian soldiers have found a girl who was one of more than 200 pupils kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school in the town of Chibok in April 2014.
Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Nigeria’s police and troops of raping women and girls displaced by conflict in the northeast. An Islamist campaign by Boko Haram has driven more than two million people from their homes and killed some 15,000 in the region. Abuses are also said to have been carried out by camp leaders and local militias meant to help the military fight the insurgents.
Tourists and workers in Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast speak of their sadness and the impact on the beach resort town the morning after a deadly attack killed 16.
Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.
2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.
World events during October and November include a disaster at a Romanian nightclub which saw tens of thousands protest on the streets, simultaneous attacks at several locations in Paris and the re-taking of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State.
World events during the third quarter of the year include the movement of migrants across Europe, twin blasts in China which tore through an industrial port area and the escape from prison of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord.
Hundreds of school girls taken to hospital after a suspected poison gas attack in Afghanistan.