At least six people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, burning houses and looting food supplies, a local militia leader and residents said on Sunday.
Working in conflict zones for years does not make it any less frightening when armed militiamen storm the hospital you run, says Colette Gadenne of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will returned from leave on Saturday, a presidential aide said, easing concerns over the leader’s health in the run-up to elections in early 2019.
Incoming chairperson of SADC and Namibian president Hage Geingob has slammed African states for being reliant on foreign aid particularly from western countries.
In Kenya, Kofi Annan is revered for his success in ending the 2007/8 Post election conflict that left more than 1,200 people.
Ivorians, many exiled in South Africa, are celebrating the release and amnesty of former First Lady Simone Gbagbo.
The Southern African Development Community urged Lesotho to implement its reforms roadmap.
More than a thousand supporters of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse gathered in the capital Bamako on Saturday after he lost a presidential run-off to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita amid accusations of fraud. Keita was re-elected with 67.17% of Sunday’s vote against 32.83% for challenger and former finance minister Cisse. In Bamako, the protesters played […]
Southern African leaders on Saturday called for calm in Zimbabwe as the country awaits a Constitutional Court hearing on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's disputed election victory.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday returned to South Africa from Windhoek in the Republic of Namibia, where he participated in the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan.
A migrant died early Friday as Tunisian security forces clashed with a group of Tunisians and Africans embarking on a clandestine sea crossing to Italy, a security official said.
Advocates Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi have arrived in Harare Zimbabwe as part of the MDC Alliance's legal team challenging the outcome of the July 30 polls.
For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it could not be certain that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas.
South Africa has been elected to chair a committee of five African countries that will discuss ways that Africans can be part of the fourth industrial revolution.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s government says it has issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader, Moise Katumbi, who has been in exile since 2016.
Thirteen separatists in an oil-rich enclave on Africa's west coast ruled by Angola have been acquitted of charges of crimes against state security, local media said Friday.
If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters on Thursday, warning that the stability of neighbouring countries was at stake.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been elected for a second five-year term after winning a runoff ballot by a landslide, according to official figures Thursday.
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's legal challenge to the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on August 22, the ruling party said on Thursday.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the land’s highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.
First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.
Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president's convoy was stoned, has been "brutalised" by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media.
The United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) called for restraint in Mali on Tuesday after the opposition candidate said he would reject the results of a presidential run-off.
Zimbabwe's governing Zanu-PF party has filed court papers at the country's Constitutional Court to oppose the MDC-Alliance's challenge to the recent election results.
Tensions that have been simmering in Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention have come to a head.
Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election "comfortably" based on his campaign's vote count, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing claims from the opposition that they won.
Nigeria's state oil company could allow private investors to install two refineries on two of its sites, it said on Tuesday.