Former Treasurer-General of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change, Roy Bennett , his wife, Heather, and three other people died in a helicopter crash in the American state of New Mexico on Wednesday.
South African-based businessman, Frank Buyanga, has made an offer to the new Zimbabwe government to fund and capitalise Sovereign Wealth Fund, which he says can assist start-ups in that fledgling country.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including United Nations (UN) officials to watch over the country's upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview.
Journalists working for Agence France-Presse and Reuters were among three reporters being held by Sudanese authorities on Thursday, a day after they were arrested covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police.
Former leader of the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, Lucas Mangope has died.
Kenyans have criticized United States President Donald Trump following reports that he described African countries in a derogatory manner last week.
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday, on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno said.
Nigeria's new High Commissioner to South Africa Ahmed Musa Ibeto says there is a need for intensified engagement amongst government and civilian organisations, to harmonise tense relations between Nigerians and local citizens.
Several school going children in some of Kenya's arid areas have not resumed classes following a long dry spell in most parts of the country.
Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, police said on Wednesday