Three people have been sentenced to death in Malawi for the murder and mutilation of a person with albinism, a court official confirmed on Wednesday, a sanction the judge said would serve as a strong deterrent.
Southern African Development Community's (SADC) economic challenges and peace and security issues will be placed high on the agenda at the upcoming Heads of State Summit in Tanzania this week.
A government military base in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and a military officer said, and the al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magafuli, during a state visit in Dar-es Salaam on Thursday.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has told the central bank to stop providing funding for food imports, his spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on Zimbabweans to cherish the relative peace that is currently prevailing in the country.
The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer world, health experts said on Tuesday.
A Zambian court on Tuesday adjourned until September the start of corruption trial involving a former cabinet minister that prompted some western donors to freeze aid to the southern African nation.
The French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali’s savannahs were prepared for the sandstorms, the thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need to tow vehicles whose wheels kept getting stuck in floodplains.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a stern warning to opposition party the MDC to ensure their upcoming protests are peaceful.
Tanzania has established a commission of inquiry into the deaths of 71 people after an oil tanker exploded in Morogoro region on Saturday.
At this time of year, Albert Njeru's farm would usually be blanketed with shoulder-high rows of maize, but not anymore.
The death toll in the aftermath of the explosion of a fuel tanker in eastern Tanzania has continued to rise.
The World Health Organisation said it has vaccinated over 1300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban centre.
The International Relations Naledi Pandor has on behalf of the government expressed condolences to the people and government of Tanzania, after more than 60 people were killed when a fuel tanker exploded
A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three UN staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.
Lesotho Parliament will reopen on Friday.
The Tanzanian government is helping to co-ordinate the salvage operation to ensure that families identify the bodies of their loves ones and the injured get proper treatment after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded in the east of the country.
A fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania on Saturday, killing 57 people and injuring 65, many of whom were siphoning petrol from the vehicle, which had crashed, state broadcaster TBC Taifa said.
Libya’s internationally recognized government, which is facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, has accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday, a statement said on Friday.
Ethiopia's ruling coalition said on Friday it will hold a national election next year, defying worries over security and displacement in the east African nation that had led some to expect the election would be postponed.
Zambia's mining ministry has asked Glencore subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to rescind its decision to close two shafts at its Nkana site.
Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes that a peace deal with Ethiopia might end conscription, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his tourism minister, who was last month charged with corruption involving $95 million, a senior government official said on Thursday.
Central African Republic may be getting safer, according to new figures from the United Nations (UN) that show a sharp drop in the number of attacks and human rights abuses since 2018.
Egypt's headline inflation rate fell to its lowest in nearly four years, dropping to 8.7% in July from 9.4% in June; official figures from the CAPMAS statistics agency showed on Thursday.
As the world marks 400 years since the first recorded African slaves arrived in North America, slavery remains a modern-day scourge. Blessing was only six-years-old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school.
The Kenyan government has issued birth certificates to 600 children from the Shona community as part of a move towards ending statelessness for about 3 500 people.
The United States still needs to resolve longstanding issues with Sudan before it can consider removing it from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.
Tunisian defence minister Abdelkarim Zbidi submitted his candidacy on Wednesday for a nearly presidential election expected to take place on Sept. 15.