Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: one thousand miles across Open Ocean from Senegal to the Canary Islands in a 50-foot wooden boat held together with rusty nails.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months.
The African Union has warned Burundi against moves to jeopardise peace efforts after an international arrest warrant was issued for its ex-leader, Pierre Buyoya, and 16 other officials.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to increase his government’s budget towards educating the youth to 30%, making it the highest on the African continent.
Eastern Cape traditional leaders are working around the clock to find ways of preventing more initiates from dying.
Lesotho's Home Affairs Minister Ntswuku-tswane Au, has condemned ethnic clashes, at Sondela informal settlement in Rustenburg in the North West province that has left eleven people dead amongst them BaSotho nationals.
The International Monetary Fund(IMF) board has approved a new $172 million loan programme for Sierra Leone to help the West African country combat rising inflation and lacklustre economic growth.
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive on Sunday in Algeria for a two-day visit, Algerian state news agency APS said on Saturday, resuming a tour of Arab states after the G20 summit in Argentina.
The number of new AIDS infections in Niger dropped by more than two thirds between 2012 and 2016, the health ministry said Saturday, in a statement marking World AIDS day.
Five people, four of them police, were killed when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) in Burkina Faso, security sources said Saturday.
A Kenyan charity held a pageant on Friday for people with albinism in a bid to affirm the dignity of a group that has faced discrimination, violence and even murder because of the hereditary condition. The competition for 30 participants was organised by the Albinism Society of Kenya with partners in Uganda and Tanzania.The winners […]
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday laid the foundation stone for huge new parliament to be built with Chinese funds outside the capital Harare.
Nigerian police claimed on Friday that over 100 "bandits" had been killed in a crackdown targeting crime in the northwest state of Zamfara, following a surge in kidnappings for ransom and cattle rustling.
Democratic Republic of Congo presidential candidates Felix Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe have joined forces to take on the preferred successor of incumbent Joseph Kabila in the December 23 election.
Two-thirds of all children in Central African Republic need emergency aid, the UN said Friday, sounding an alarm about the impoverished country's worsening "neglected" crisis.
Communities that benefit from aid want international charities to move beyond pictures of poor children and show a more balanced view of Africa, a study showed on Friday.
When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes.
A Kenyan Senate committee says that the Kenyan government officials and their private sector counterparts abused a government maize subsidy programme last year to make money, leading to distortions in the market.
Former President Thabo Mbeki has held talks with the Tanzanian President John Magufuli on the impact of illicit financial flows in his country. Mbeki chairs the African Union high level panel on illicit financial flows panels.
Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai asa conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline's expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister.
The Commission of Inquiry into Zimbabwe post-election violence has wrapped up.
An ex-president of Madagascar and the man who overthrew him in a 2009 coup will compete to become the island state's next leader in a run-off election in December after the two came top in a first-round vote that eliminated the incumbent.
Former President Thabo Mbeki is expected to brief Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, on the impact of illicit financial flows on his country.
The CrossCheck Nigeria project aims to get normally competing newsrooms to work together to investigate and disprove erroneous claims, particularly on social media.
The recommendations in the report by French and African experts could potentially see tens of thousands of works stolen during French colonisation of Sub-Saharan Africa returned.
The protests were a rare occurrence for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler who faces no overt criticism at home and who received lavish receptions earlier in his tour in visits to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
Global leaders and more than 4000 international participants are looking at how to maximise the oceans' economy.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader told an official inquiry on Monday he had not incited supporters to take to the streets in post-election violence that killed six people in August.
Sabratha, 75 km west of the capital Tripoli where people smugglers exploited gang lawlessness for years, was the main launchpad on Libya’s Mediterranean coast for Italy-bound migrants, with the flow peaking in 2016 and early 2017.