Gunfire broke out in several Ivory Coast cities, including the commercial capital Abidjan, overnight and early on Saturday, residents and soldiers said.
West African leaders will take a"major decision" on the political impasse in Gambia at a meeting in Ghana on Saturday, a spokesman for the Nigerian presidency said on Friday.
The parents of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in October must be involved in the Nigerian government's efforts to care for the girls and reintegrate them into society.
South Africa says it is hopeful the new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will implement a resolution on a referendum for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.
Nigerian soldiers have found a schoolgirl who was one of more than 200 pupils kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in April 2014.
Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended.
A group of Ugandan lawmakers have sent a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into possible atrocities by security forces.
Gambia's army chief pledged his loyalty on Wednesday to President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept defeat in last month's election.
Will a motion of no confidence unseat Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili or will he call for elections.
Over the weekend news broke of the killing of the Environment minister in Burundi Emmanuel Niyonkuru sparking fears of deepening violence and conflict in that country.
The head of Gambia's electoral commission has fled to Senegal due to threats to his safety after declaring that President Yahya Jammeh lost last month's election.
Mozambique's Renamo opposition party said on Tuesday it had extended a ceasefire by two months to allow talks with President Filipe Nyusi's government, raising hopes for a nascent peace process.
Nigeria has urged "urgent" diplomatic action after one of its citizens died in a violent confrontation with South African police.
A former speaker of the Gambia’s National Assembly has appealed to President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow.
The son of Equatorial Guinea's president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his country.
Lesotho taxi operators are accusing South African police officials of having financial interests in the taxi industry.
Favourable weather in Ivory Coast’s main cocoa regions bode well for the April-September mid-crop harvest.
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh accused ECOWAS of declaring war, after it said it was putting forces on alert in case he refused to step down at the end of his mandate this month.
A group of former Nigerian militants said on Sunday it had lost confidence in the president's efforts to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.
Burundi's Environment Minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.
Nigeria's government will seek a lasting peace settlement with militants in the oil-producing southern Niger Delta region in 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza says Burundian troops, who are in the African peace keeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, would be withdrawn within one month if their wages were not paid soon.
Egypt began on Saturday handing over to their families the bodies of those who died when EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean in May with the loss of 66 passengers and crew
Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political parties on Friday, the lead mediator of the talks said.
Talks to ease Congo President Joseph Kabila out of power next year and quell protests over him overstaying his mandate are hanging by a thread.
Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless.
Tunisian authorities dismantled an alleged terrorist cell in the coastal, north-eastern province of Sousse, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), along with the United Nations and other authorities, are preparing to receive the remains of Private Moalosi Albert Mokhotu.
Basotho nationals in South Africa face deportation if they fail to acquire their Lesotho Special Permits by end of business on Saturday.
Dozens of Boko Haram fighters have given themselves up to authorities in southern Niger, the interior minister said.