Weah sworn in as new Liberian president 22 January 2018, 4:25 PM

In a historic landmark, marking Liberia’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944, former international footballer George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday.

George Weah to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high 22 January 2018, 6:25 AM

Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.

At least five dead in DR Congo protest crackdown 21 January 2018, 5:04 PM

At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Liberia’s Sirleaf: Africa’s first elected female leader 21 January 2018, 7:53 AM

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Zuma welcomes Salva Kiir amid recall speculation 20 January 2018, 9:50 PM

President Jacob Zuma has hosted his South Sudanese counterpart President Salva Kiir at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria.

Kidnapped foreigners freed in Nigeria 20 January 2018, 8:10 PM

Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday,as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.

DR Congo democracy group says detained activists could be ‘tortured’ 20 January 2018, 4:31 PM

A pro-democracy movement has called for the release of five of its activists detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it fears they could be tortured.

DR Congo army ‘at war’ with two militia groups: Minister 20 January 2018, 7:46 AM

The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said the army was waging 'war' against two militia forces in the country's troubled east.

Ugandan university honours Madikizela-Mandela 19 January 2018, 8:44 PM

Winnie Madikizela Mandela has received an Honorary Doctorate from Uganda’s highest institution of learning.

Zimbabwe politicians remember Roy Bennett 19 January 2018, 8:09 PM

Several Zimbabwe politicians are expressing their shock at the passing of Roy Bennett. The former Treasurer-General of Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change, his wife, Heather, and three other people died in a helicopter crash in the American state of New Mexico on Wednesday. Former Minister of Finance and Leader of the People’s Democratic Party Tendai […]