Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, an accusation Angolan security forces strongly denied.
The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalia’s southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured, a local hospital official said on Sunday.
A healthcare worker abducted by Islamic State in Nigeria in March may be killed within 24 hours,the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement on Sunday, pleading for mercy and urging Nigeria's government to work for her release.
Trade union leaders and scores of activists detained in Zimbabwe ahead of planned marches over the country's worsening economic crisis, were released on bail Saturday, lawyers said.
President Brahim Ghali of Western Sahara has called on the African Union to hold Morocco accountable for human rights violations in the occupied territories in Western Sahara as well for the exploitation of its natural resources.
Ahead of the multi-billion rand construction of the Lesotho Highlands Phase 2, many are already getting their ducks in a row.
At least 30 people were killed when a petrol pipeline caught fire and exploded in southeast Nigeria after a raid by suspected oil thieves, a survivor and officials said on Saturday.
Abubakar Gambo was among the 833 children released from a militia group fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria on Friday.
At least 41 people were killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending a torrent of mud and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials and survivors said Friday.
Thousands of Western Sahara refugees in Algerian refugee camps have held colourful celebrations to mark the 43rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The celebrations began with the President of the Republic Brahim Ghali who also lives as a refugee inspecting a guard of honour. There was also traditional dances and […]
A ceremony was held in northeast Nigeria on Friday to mark the formal separation of more than 800 children from a civilian militia helping Nigeria's military against Boko Haram Islamists.
Aid agencies said on Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could be tipping into a wider crisis as the number of new cases spiked and violence grounded health workers for a second time.
Nigerian ex-head of state Olusegun Obasanjo backed his former deputy on Thursday for next year's presidential election, ending a public feud that had threatened to undermine the main opposition candidate.
They also say a falling out between Alassane Ouattara and Henri Konan Bedie, who served as president from 1993 until he was overthrown in a 1999 coup, was perhaps inevitable.
The area, close to the border with Kenya, is prone to landslides and there have been several similar accidents in recent years.
The United Nations Security Council has welcomed progress made in preparations for historic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, calling this a pivotal moment in the history of the beleaguered country.
Pretoria says it remains committed to ensuring that injustices prevalent in Western Sahara are brought to an end and the conflict resolved.
Police have arrested members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) who were en route to carry out nationwide protests against what they call an illegal tax on money transfers.
For the past few years, several regions and cities in Ethiopia have been planting trees and increasing green spaces to improve the lives of their residents.
A shutdown is looming in Zimbabwe as labour unions vow to go ahead with planned protest action against the new government tax, and price increases.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to hold elections on 23 December. The country continues to grapple with political instability and security issues ahead of the highly anticipated polls.
A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike was evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives said Wednesday.
At least 50 people were killed in a bus crash between Nairobi and Kenya's western city of Kisumu on Wednesday, police confirmed.
As Uganda celebrates its 56th anniversary, allegations of media censorship are on the increase.
Egyptian police detained the youngest son of ousted former president Mohamed Mursi from his home on the outskirts of Cairo early on Wednesday, his brother and three security sources said.
Tunisia's parliament has adopted a law criminalising racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination, in a vote hailed as a historic first in a country with a significant black minority.
At least 50 people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said.
The main opposition Renamo party, which has maintained an armed wing since the end of the country's civil war, is running in the municipal vote for the first time in 10 years.
Zimbabwe's largest trade union called for national protests on Thursday as the country's economic crisis worsens but police said they would halt any demonstrations in Harare due to a cholera outbreak.
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's designated successor to contest the December 23 presidential election, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, on Tuesday asked the European Union to lift "humiliating, degrading and disproportionate" sanctions on him and 14 other officials.