Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria face arrest for declaring they would disregard laws enacted to curb fatal clashes between the cattle breeders and villagers.
Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho cast ballots Saturday in an election expected to lead to another fractious coalition government and the risk of deepening instability.
An African Women Leaders Network has been launched in New York to harness the wealth of African women’s experiences in inspiring the next generation of leadership.
More than 1.2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in nearly 3 000 voting stations in Lesotho.
South Africa's High Commissioner to Lesotho Sello Moloto says there haven't been any earth shattering complaints during campaigning.
Concerns about the role of the army in Lesotho's elections on Saturday continue to linger.
The Lesotho capital Maseru is quiet on the public holiday preceding polling day on Saturday.
More than 40 West African migrants died in the Sahara desert this week after their truck broke down in arid northern Niger, the Red Cross told Reuters on Wednesday.
ANC NEC Member and former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni says the party's National Executive Committee and the top six must do much better.
As the countdown begins towards the closure of election campaigns in Lesotho, Basotho nationals are gearing up to elect a government.
Australia's Kimberley Diamond Ltd (KDL) has shut its Lerala Diamond Mine in Botswana citing weak market conditions, leaving 130 workers unemployed, a local newspaper reported Thursday.
Nigerian lawmakers passed a bill aimed at cracking down on money laundering by urging foreign countries where currency crooks are hiding to cooperate in prosecuting them.
The World Food Programme is urging for more funding to fight the deepening hunger and nutrition crisis in Somalia where more than half the 12 million population.
Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said on Wednesday
Dozens of migrants were rescued at the weekend after jumping from a rubber dinghy that had burst into flames as they tried to get to Spain across the Mediterranean Sea.
The case of the Zimbabwean pastor accused of prophesying the imminent death of President Robert Mugabe will now be heard before the Constitutional Court.
Thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram have returned home from Cameroon in recent weeks, piling pressure on aid agencies.
Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country.
Zimbabwe’s Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi on Monday said that he wanted the numerous police roadblocks, that tourists to the country said were “a nuisance”, to be addressed.
Campaigning has officially kicked off in Kenya ahead of 2017 general elections scheduled for August.
Gabriel Ukuwagi was only 14 when he joined the Biafran army in 1967 to fight against Nigeria in a combat that was a foregone conclusion.
Lesotho’s new political kids on the block held their final rallies in Maseru ahead of the June 3 poll.
Commonwealth observers have arrived in Lesotho ahead of the June 3 elections and they will be on the ground until the 8th of June.
As the African continent wraps up Africa Month, calls have been made to Africans across the continent to position Africa as the alternative voice at the time where the Western powers are divided.
Leader of the African People's Convention, Themba Godi, says it is important that Africans embrace their heritage and history.
Frozen indelible ink has delayed the opening of some voting stations in Lesotho due to the cold weather.
Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day.
Professor Mahmood Mamdani delivers the 8th annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture.
Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24.
Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered.