Egyptian President Abdel-Fattahal-Sisi will pick a chairman and members of a new media council under a law passed on Monday, giving the body the power to fine or suspend publications and broadcasters.
A suicide bomber attacked a cattle market on Monday in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit in the seven-year insurgency waged by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
At least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party, police said Monday.
Egypt confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested an Al Jazeera news producer, accusing him of "provoking sedition" on behalf of the Qatar-based broadcaster.
A suicide bomber in northern Cameroon killed a young student and a woman in an attack on a market full of Christmas shoppers, an aide to the governor of Far North region said on Sunday.
Nigeria's army has captured a key Boko Haram camp, the Islamist militant group's last enclave in the vast Sambisa forest that was its stronghold.
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a breakthrough is imminent following their talks to bring political stability to the country.
A group of 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants in October after two-and-a-half years in captivity in northeastern Nigeria were celebrating a "miracle" on Friday.
Congolese politicians have agreed in principle to a deal under which President Joseph Kabila leaves office by the end of 2017
An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board.
An Afriqiyah Airways plane that was hijacked on Friday during an internal Libyan flight was diverted towards Malta
West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.
Congolese Nationals in South Africa will be approaching Ipid to investigate police brutality.
DRC Ambassador to South Africa, Bene M'poko, says the electoral commission with the support of President Joseph Kabila decided that the elections need to be done right this time.