Ethiopia’s electoral board said on Wednesday it expects to hold national elections on August 16, 2020, the first vote under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in 2018 and has directed political and economic reforms.
Residents of Southern Africa need a tribunal to report human rights violations. This is according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) in the region.
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in on Wednesday at a ceremony attended by cheering supporters and dignitaries, but boycotted by opposition politicians who dispute his October election win as fraudulent.
Security forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed government stood guard on the streets of Tripoli on Tuesday amid rising tensions with rebel forces in the country's east.
Sudan has reopened its airspace, the head of the sovereign council said on Wednesday, while the army said two soldiers were killed and four injured in quelling a revolt by former security agents linked to toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir.
The Africans Union (AU) says it will hold a new round of Libya peace talks later this month.
Kenya’s president confirmed the acting finance minister to the job, reshuffled his cabinet and announced the government’s economic strategy.
France and five West African states agreed on Monday to combine their military forces under one command structure to fight a growing Islamist militancy in the Sahel region, with Paris committing an extra 220 troops.
Libya’s warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an unconditional and open-ended ceasefire.
Angolan courts have refrained from action to seize billionaire ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos' assets abroad but will not hesitate to do so if necessary, a prosecution spokesperson said.
Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a challenge against Umaro Cissoko Embalo’s victory in last month’s election run-off by the defeated candidate, who complained of fraud.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has given assurances to Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed that Ethiopians living in South Africa will be protected against any forms of attacks in the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has agreed to assist the Ethiopian government in solving its impasse with Egypt over the massive Nile dam project.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Sunday.
Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region, which includes the capital Tripoli, starting00:01 a.m. on Sunday (22:01 GMT) and the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed to the truce.
Suspected militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on an army post in west Niger near its border with Mali on Thursday, the government said.
Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide, the United Nations said.
Lesotho's governing ABC party has asked Prime Minister Tom Thabane to resign over allegations that he was involved in the murder of his estranged wife two years ago.
Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel Dos Santos decried a New Year’s Eve court order to freeze her vast assets as a “witch hunt” engineered to weaken her father’s influence and distract from economic failures.
Tunisia’s parliament looked poised to reject a proposed new government on Friday after only one party said it would support it in a vote of confidence, meaning a complex coalition-building process may need to start again.
Turkey plans to sign by February a preliminary $2.7 billion compensation deal for work carried out in Libya before the 2011 civil war, a sector official said, seeking to revive stalled Turkish business operations in the conflict-ridden country.
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan remained deadlocked after two days of talks in their disputes over a giant hydropower dam on the Nile though Cairo said it hoped the issues would be resolved by Jan. 15 in line with a deadline agreed with Washington.
Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they will not let up in their military campaign against rival factions in the capital Tripoli, appearing to reject a call by Russia and Turkey for a ceasefire.
Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilometre, inundating his corrugated iron house.
Bad weather has been blamed for the crash landing of the Defence Force C 130 transport aircraft in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Dozens of African LGBT+ refugees in northwestern Kenya’s sprawling Kakuma refugee camp pleaded on Thursday with the United Nations to relocate them to a safer place, saying they had suffered violent attacks.
A South African C130 military transport plane has crash-landed at Goma airport in the eastern DRC.
Twenty people were wounded on Thursday in northern Mali’s restive Kidal region, including 18 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base for UN, French and Malian forces, a UN spokesperson said.
Millions of Zimbabweans continue to face hunger in a country where food shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought.
About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1 000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria, two residents and a military source said on Wednesday.