Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane's political party All Basotho Convention is facing a leadership crisis.
The top U.S. diplomat for Africa on Wednesday joined an international effort to press Sudan's military rulers and the opposition toward a deal on a transition to democracy two months after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir.
An Egyptian military court on Wednesday sentenced nearly 300 people to prison terms, including some who in 2014 attempted to attack President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, security sources said.
Mali's government has lowered to 35 from an initial 95 its estimate of the death toll from a recent attack on a Dogon village, the country's latest incident of ethnic violence.
Algeria's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to be held in custody after he faced a judge in connection with a corruption investigation, state television reported.
An attack by Boko Haram jihadists in northern Cameroon last weekend left 37 dead, a security official in the region said Wednesday, revising the toll upward.
Shops began to reopen in Sudan's capital on Wednesday but many residents stayed indoors after demonstrators called off a nationwide civil disobedience campaign that had brought Khartoum to a standstill.
Protest leaders have agreed to end a campaign of civil disobedience launched after a deadly crackdown on demonstrators and to resume talks with Sudan's ruling generals, an Ethiopian mediator said on Tuesday.
Human Rights Lawyer and activist, Pearl Magashula, who also sits on the board of the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana, says the battle to decriminalise same-sex relations took 20 years.
Police in Ghana on Tuesday said they had arrested the chairman of the largest opposition party in connection with the spate of kidnappings in the West African country.
The United Nations Secretary General has joined his High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in warmly welcoming the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults.
Botswana's High Court ruled Tuesday in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, handing down a landmark verdict greeted with joy by gay rights campaigners.
Sudan’s opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government, a leader in the alliance of protesters and opposition groups said on Monday.
The United Nations Secretary-General is outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and many wounded following an attack on a village in the Mopti region of central Mali.
In a unanimous decision, the United Nations Security Council has renewed the authorisation for member states to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya that they have reasonable grounds to believe are violating the arms embargo on that country.
Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java the daughter of the late MDC leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has died.
Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said Monday, giving a provisional toll.
Gunmen on motorbikes killed 43 people in waves of attacks in northern Nigeria, police said Monday, the latest violence by criminal gangs raiding villages and stealing livestock.
More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved towards legal tolerance, watchdogs say.
Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Sudan following a bloody crackdown by security forces on pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum last week.
Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice.
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has broken his silence following criticism by his predecessor and former President Ian Khama.
Egyptian security forces killed four suspected jihadists in restive North Sinai allegedly involved in a deadly attack this week on a police checkpoint, the interior ministry said Saturday.
Sudanese security forces have arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, a day after they met the Ethiopian premier during his reconciliation mission to Khartoum, their aides said Saturday.
Ethiopia’s prime minister held separate talks with Sudan’s military rulers and opposition in Khartoum on Friday in a bid to ease the political crisis that has followed the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.
Ethiopia's prime minister Friday called for a "quick" democratic transition in Sudan as he met the country's ruling generals and protest leaders, days after a deadly crackdown killed dozens of demonstrators in the capital.
Five Zimbabwean rights campaigners arrested last month and charged with subversion after returning from abroad were released on bail Friday, lawyers said.
Sonke Gender Justice, MenEngage Africa and MenAngage Global Alliance are calling for the dropping of charges against and the release of Zimbabwean social justice and girls’ rights activist, Farirai Gumbonzvanda.
With banners reading "You all go" and "We need new figures," thousands of protesters gathered in the Algerian capital on Friday for what has become a regular demonstration demanding the removal of the ruling elite.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in the Sudanese capital and headed for a series of meetings with the ruling generals, he is scheduled to meet protest leaders later.