Media Monitoring Africa says the South African government should pressure neighbouring countries, particularly Botswana, to allow greater media freedom.
Gambia's Supreme Court was unable to hear President Yahya Jammeh's legal challenge to his election defeat on Tuesday after judges from Nigeria and Sierra Leone failed to show up.
Gambia's communication minister, Sheriff Bojang, said on Monday he had left his post in the first high-profile Cabinet defection since President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept losing.
President of the Sahrawi, Brahim Ghali, is appealing for the full independence of his country to be prioritised.
Zimbabwe's biggest banking group CBZ Holdings has suspended the use of Visa cards for local transactions due to high costs and cash shortages.
Five Nigerian soldiers and more than 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed when the jihadists attacked an army base in the remote northeast.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo is likely to name investment banker Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister, three sources close to the presidency told Reuters on Sunday.
The streets of Ivory Coast's second-largest city Bouake were calm and the military presence was gone, residents said on Sunday.
West African leaders are still pursuing mediation to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in Gambia where President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept defeat in an election last month.
Mutinying soldiers entered Ivory Coast's military headquarters and fired into the air inside the compound housing the defence ministry on Saturday.
Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president on Saturday in a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders, sealing a rare peaceful transfer of power in region plagued by political crises.
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.