Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa invited opposition leaders to a meeting on Wednesday to draw up terms for a national dialogue, they said, following a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests.
Sudanese security forces used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of lawyers pushing for the release of activists detained during recent anti-government protests, witnesses said. The demonstration outside the supreme court building in Khartoum was one of several staged by members of various professions, including teachers, doctors and pharmacists, following a call by the […]
DR Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, on Tuesday defended his disputed election victory as he visited neighbouring Angola on his first trip abroad since being sworn in last month.
Zambia's anti-graft agency said Tuesday it had detained the country’s infrastructure minister, Ronald Chitotela, in a rare arrest of a serving minister under President Edgar Lungu's administration.
The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on Tuesday inked a new peace accord seeking to end years-long fighting that has left thousands of people dead.
At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the UN-backed government.
Fourteen civilians were killed in a jihadist attack in northern Burkina Faso near the Mali border, the military said on Monday.
Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanted "freedom, freedom," as riot police fired tear gas on anti-government rallies in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman on Monday, witnesses said.
A group of Zimbabwean nationals are protesting outside Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town where Zimbabwe's vice president, Constantino Chiwenga, is apparently receiving treatment.
A tribunal on Monday ordered Nigeria's top judge to appear for trial on Feb. 13 in a case that has raised fears of interference in next month's presidential election, after an appeals court cleared the way for the hearing to begin.
The African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council has partnered with civil society in Zimbabwe in the call for sanctions imposed on the country to be lifted.
A powerful blast rocked a busy market Monday in the Somali capital, which is regularly targeted by Al-Shabaab Islamists, police said.
Muhammad Suleiman thought it was safe to go home after the army drove Islamist insurgents from his town in north eastern Nigeria three years ago.
A peace accord between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups will be initialled in Khartoum on Tuesday, and signed in full at a later date, the government in Sudan, which hosted the peace talks, announced.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday pledged to bolster rural development, as he seeks to face down anti-government demonstrations that have rocked cities and villages.
A helicopter carrying Nigeria's Vice President crash landed on Saturday en route to a political campaign two weeks before an election, but he survived the incident in central Kogi state unharmed, saying later he was safe and sound.
Police in Cape Verde seized nearly 10 tonnes of cocaine from a Russian vessel transiting through the port, the judicial police said in a statement, the largest single drug seizure in the country's history.
The Central African Republic and 14 armed groups reached a peace deal during talks in Khartoum on Saturday, the United Nations said.
Belgium said Saturday it has agreed to host Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo pending a possible appeal against his acquittal by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity.
Just over 10% of Niger's population need humanitarian aid because jihadist violence that forced people to flee their homes has exacerbated the country's food crisis, the UN said Saturday.
Uganda seized a contraband shipment of ivory and pangolin scales it said was the largest the country had ever taken, with a market value estimated at more than $8 million.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa dismissed rumours of a rift with his deputy, which have gathered momentum since he promised action in response to a brutal security crackdown that began last month while he was abroad.
In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo's controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.
At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought for hours with a local armed group as they sought to expand south, military officials said.
The International Criminal Court on Friday ordered the conditional release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after he was cleared last month on charges of crimes against humanity.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday accused western countries of supporting violent countrywide protests last month that were sparked by a huge rise in fuel prices.
The United States said on Thursday it was imposing visa restrictions on Ghana.
Journalists working for public media in Guinea-Bissau have gone on strike over back pay and an end to "censorship", the media's union and press watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) said Thursday.
Graphic content: Police have arrested more than 1,100 people, including opposition lawmakers, trade unionists and some children.
Rwanda's exiled former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa on Thursday accused Kigali of "intimidating" and "terrorising" the opposition after state prosecutors reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest.