Botswana's 2019 polls may be the toughest and most competitive elections the landlocked nation has seen yet.
With a handshake and a hug, Mozambique's leaders hoped on Tuesday to close the book on a decades-long conflict.
The widespread use of charcoal for cooking in African cities can cause devastating damage to forests up to 300 km away, scientist Sebastian Rodriguez-Sanchez found while working on energy and agriculture issues in West Africa.
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe remains hospitalised in Singapore.
Zimbabwe will ramp up its electricity imports over the next few weeks, potentially easing rolling power cuts, after it agreed to make payments to clear its debt to a regional power utility, a treasury official said on Monday.
Three ex-army officers in Gambia,who told a truth commission they participated in killings ordered by former president Yahya Jammeh, will be released, a minister said on Monday.
A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday.
The International Relations Department says it is helping with the repatriation of the bodies of pilots Des Werner and Werner Froneman from Tanzania.
Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said early on Monday.
Sudan’s military rulers and the main opposition coalition reached an agreement on the shape of a transitional government in lengthy negotiations since Omar al-Bashir’s overthrow by the army in April.
Nigerian security agents arrested Omoyele Sowore, an activist, news organisation founder and former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution, the security agency said on Sunday.
The life of Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi is in danger. This is according to the country's Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS).
Sudan’s military rulers and the main opposition coalition reached an agreement paving the way for a new transitional government on Saturday, the African Union said, after lengthy negotiations following the fall of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir.
Smaller parties in Botswana argue that state resources are being used during pre-elections.
Libya plans to shut down three migrant detention centres in the country following deadly shipwrecks on the Mediterranean at the end of July.
Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on Saturday, paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule.
A fourth case of Ebola has been confirmed in the eastern Congo city of Goma, the government said late on Thursday, raising fears of an acceleration in infections close to the border with Rwanda.
The dream of recognition for at least 4 000 members of the Shona Community living in the country, came closer to reality this week as the Kenyan government began issuing them with birth certificates.
Sudan’s military council spokesperson said on Friday that nine soldiers from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been dismissed and detained in connection with recent violence in the cities of Omdurman and El-Obeid.
At least four protesters were killed and many injured by gunfire in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Thursday, opposition medics said, as hundreds of thousands took to the streets to pile pressure on the country’s military rulers.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade on Thursday signed a landmark agreement aimed at formally ending decades of military hostilities, state TV said.
Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Thursday, piling pressure the country’s military rulers to reach a deal with opposition leaders on forming a new government after the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
Nana Assenso stands at the grave of his uncle, remembering the man he loved but also a past that has haunted his family for generations.
Congo's presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.
Tunisia’s liberal prime minister, Youssef Chahed, will run for president in an early election expected on Sept. 15, his Tahaya Tounes party said on Wednesday, making him one of the likely frontrunners to succeed Beji Caid Essebsi, who died last week.
The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday; six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants.
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi will sign a peace agreement on Thursday to put a formal end to military hostilities with the main opposition party, Renamo, almost three decades after the end of a civil war.
Sudanese vegetable vendor Zain Mohamed is angry as he queues outside a bakery in the city of Al-Obeid, where five schoolchildren were shot dead while protesting against a shortage of bread.
Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the IOM said. A number reached Yemen but died before they could get medical help, it added.
Fish vendor Mercy Allotey waits at the beachfront in Ghana's capital Accra for customers to buy the freshest catch brought in by the brightly-coloured dugout canoes plying the coast.