Nigeria's state security agency said it had thwarted plans by Boko Haram militants linked to Islamic State to attack the British and United States embassies in the capital Abuja.
The risk of mass starvation in four countries, northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict.
Growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are traded in what they call slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation.
Critics of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari believe his government is more brutal than the military dictatorship he presided over in the 1980s.
Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir has committed to peace in the volatile country during a meeting with the AU High Level Panel led by Thabo Mbeki in Sudan.
Families of victims of Sunday's bombing at Alexandria's Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday.
Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency, giving the security forces further sweeping powers, following the double bombing of two churches.
An emotional goodbye to the victims of Egypt's Palm Sunday, April 9 attacks.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a three-month countrywide state of emergency would be imposed, after two deadly bombings hit Coptic churches on Palm Sunday
A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people.
Benin President Patrice Talon said he has abandoned plans to reduce the presidential mandate from two terms to one, after parliament rejected a draft bill to change the constitution.
A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo, Egypt has killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday.
Hailed as Africa’s most beloved president Tanzanian head of state John Magufuli has fallen from world grace to a so-called typical African despot.
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita replaced his prime minister late on Saturday, naming the defence minister to head the government
President Robert Mugabe has called on members and supporters of Zanu-PF to take advantage of the disunity and confusion in the opposition parties to ensure that they win the 2018 elections.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila names a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister.
Friday marks 23 years since the worst genocide in African history took place in Rwanda
ICC prosecutor Julian Nicholls has accused South Africa of deliberately choosing not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Sandton two years ago.
South Africa has defended its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during his visit two years ago.
An amateur photographer has documented the destruction, reopening and the healing process of the Garissa university community following the attack there in 2014.
Lesotho Political parties have signed a Pledge to prioritise implementation of Constitutional and security reforms following the upcoming June 3 elections.
A top official in the National People’s Party led by Zimbabwe’s former deputy president Joice Mujuru has quit his position as national spokesperson a week after being involved in a nasty public brawl
Africa's Prime real estate markets have recorded mixed performances in the last two years.
President Jacob Zuma says he is “very happy” because the CAR will be erecting a monument in honour of 13 members of the SANDF who were killed outside the capital, Bangui, by rebel fighters in 2013.
South Africa and the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) have intensified diplomatic efforts to bolster bilateral trade and investment cooperation.
The outline of a ship slowly emerged from the haze, and the crew of the Ivory Coast's naval patroller Le Bouclier said it was a Colombian vessel suspected of smuggling drugs.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush touted his signature aid project for Africa during a visit to Botswana on Tuesday, saying he hoped Washington would recognise its importance in saving lives.
Millions of families across the continent are displaced due to armed conflict and violence.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Botswana has led to considerable tremors in South Africa.
Kenyans this week are remembering victims of the Garissa University terror attack in which148 people including 142 students were killed.