Lobby group Afriforum has confirmed that a warrant of arrest has been issued for former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe for her alleged assault of South African model Gabriella Engels.
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe's Commission Of Inquiry into the post-election violence in Zimbabwe has blamed the opposition Movement for Democratic Change for the chaos that broke out a day after the country's national elections this year.
An ex-president of Madagascar and the man who removed him in a 2009 coup compete to become the island state's next leader in a run-off election on Wednesday.
From the countries who share the Democratic Republic of Congo's vast border -- some of which stirred its devastating conflicts -- to international powers invested in peace efforts, the impact of upcoming elections looks set to reverberate far and wide.
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe's Commission of Inquiry into the post-election violence in Zimbabwe has blamed the opposition MDC for the chaos that broke out a day after the country's national elections earlier this year.
Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has acknowledged that the Southern African country is faced with the worst economic situation in a decade.
His Majesty King Letsie has embarked on a massive cabinet reshuffle, through the advice of his Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane.
A Nigerian court sentenced a university lecturer to jail after he demanded sex from a female student to boost her marks in a landmark ruling designed to address "rampant" sexual harassment on campuses.
A month before his scheduled departure after nearly two decades as Congo's president, Joseph Kabila received a procession of foreign reporters at his heavily guarded riverside palace for a rare series of interviews.
African low-cost airline Fastjet has suspended all domestic flights within Tanzania until the end of January after the country's aviation authorities warned they are likely to revoke its licence, the company said on Monday.
More than 3,600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Africa's second largest country, Democratic Republic of Congo, is rich in raw materials and minerals but cursed by deadly violence, insurgencies, graft and poverty.
At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the north eastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the in November.
Canada's First Quantum Minerals plans to lay off more than 1,000 workers at Zambia's Kalumbila copper-nickel mine when the government hikes taxes in January, the minister of labour said on Saturday.
Zimbabwe's ruling Zimbabwe African National Union –Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party has given President Emmerson Mnangagwa the go ahead to run for a second five year term in 2023.
African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed.
The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of Congo a week before a presidential election that it fears could turn violent.
Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis died on Saturday, two weeks short of his 95th birthday, state media reported.
SADC says it is gravely concerned at the deteriorating political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ethiopia will begin moving its troops away from the border with Eritrea, senior military officials said on Friday, months after the erstwhile enemies reopened it for the first time in 20 years.
A report into Zimbabwe’s post-election violence that left six people dead and dozens injured in August will be published next week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.
At least 11 people were killed in Somalia's city of Baidoa in clashes between security forces and supporters of a former al Shabaab leader who is seeking election as a regional president.
Congo’s forensic police are investigating Thursday's blaze and the national electoral commission said the vote would go ahead as scheduled.
The United Nations has expressed concern that a devastating fire in a warehouse holding electoral materials, including voting machines, could hamper the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Hundreds of Coptic Christians on Thursday attended the burial of a father and his son who were killed by a police officer in Egypt's Minya province, amid cries for the state to provide more protection.
Cameroon President Paul Biya on Thursday called a halt to the prosecution of 289 separatists from the West African country's western English-speaking regions, his office said.
The Nigerian government is taking oil giants Shell and Eni to court in London, requesting the return of $1.1 billion (969 million euros) as part of a case of alleged corruption dating back to 2011, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo's capital destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the country's long-delayed December 23 presidential election, authorities said on Thursday.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea's information minister said, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea's rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia.
Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar signed an election peace accord on Wednesday, a day after his absence from the official signing ceremony raised concerns about the conduct of the February 2019 vote.