Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara for peace talks on Sunday, embracing Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki before they left for a meeting at the presidential palace in the city, Ethiopian State television reported.
Niger will continue to be a transit country for migrants, including those entering from neighbouring Libya, President Mahamadou Issoufou said Saturday.
A human rights activist has launched a legal challenge over the King of eSwatini's decision to change the country's name, arguing it is against the constitution.
A European Union election observer mission urged Zimbabwe's election agency to be more open about the printing and storage of ballot papers to enhance the credibility of a July 30 presidential and parliamentary vote.
At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia's al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building.
At least 13 people were wounded on Saturday in a suicide car bombing near Somalia's presidential palace and another blast outside a police station close by in the capital, the emergency services said.
Italy's shutting of its ports to humanitarian rescue ships will trap more migrants in Libyan detention centres and in the hands of smugglers, where they face beatings and abuse, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF)said.
A faction of Nigeria's ruling political party the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the formation of a new party bloc
Nigeria's remote northeast is in a "post-conflict stabilisation phase", President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday, despite persistent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.
Upcoming elections in Zimbabwe will be a defining test of the country's new era, following years of disputed votes under ousted ruler Robert Mugabe, the European Union (EU) observer mission said Friday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has strongly rejected the proposal by some European leaders that detention centres be constructed in North African states to counter the massive influx of refugees into Europe.
Lawmakers in Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have formed a breakaway group in what is expected to be a prelude to defections as elections approach next year.
Two former top officials in Sierra Leone were arrested on Thursday, the country's anti-corruption chief said, under a sweeping crackdown on graft by new President Julius Maada Bio's government.
Djibouti on Thursday launched the first phase of Africa's biggest free-trade zone, seeking to capitalise on its strategic position on one of the world's busiest trade routes.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday morning host his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Addo who is on his first state visit to South Africa.
A Kenyan county governor and three other officials were charged with conspiracy to defraud the government and abuse of office on Wednesday.
The Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) has refuted allegations that it will rig the 30 July elections saying it supports President Emmerson Mnangagwa and ZANU-PF.
The African Union has taken steps to address alleged maladministration confronting the Pan African Parliament.
Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission should withdraw all printed ballot papers until all parties agree, or the election is halted.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says indications are that DRC President Joseph Kabila will not be contesting the upcoming December elections in that country.
Zimbabwean police have arrested two suspects over a grenade blast that killed two people and injured 47 others at a campaign rally for President Emmerson Mnangagwa last month.
Former vice-president and rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, could soon be going home.
The Italian government will give Libya 12 boats to help them "fight human trafficking" and curb the flow of migrants into Europe, Rome announced late Monday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will work with countries in the continent to rid the world of unemployment, poverty and inequality.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says the 23 candidates running for President on 30 July are an indication that the new regime has taken out the fear associated with former President Robert Mugabe's administration.
Halima Sheikh Ali is the proud owner of one of the few ATMs in Wajirtown in northeast Kenya. But rather than doling out shilling notes, it dispenses something tastier: a fresh pint of camel milk.
Mauritania and the African Union will mark the centenary of South Africa's former late President Nelson Mandela by naming a street in the capital Noukchatt in his honour.
Uganda has imposed a levy on social media access which it says will fund public services bu thas been widely resisted as oppressive and aimed at curbing government criticism.
More than 1,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year sailing from Libya to Europe, with a rush in the past few days to beat an anticipated crackdown by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration said late on Sunday. Around 204 people have died in the past few days after being packed […]
Malawian President Peter Mutharika said on Sunday reports accusing him of fraudulently benefiting from a near $4 million government contact were “fake news” as part of a ploy to smear him ahead of a national election next year.