Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari plans to take 10 days of medical leave from Monday, he said in a letter read out in the upper house of parliament on Thursday.
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sallafter last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power.
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged Zimbabwean nationals currently living in South Africa on a ZSP to regularise their stay in South Africa.
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs.
The typhoid outbreak that broke out in Zimbabwe's capital late in 2016 has claimed the life of a 13 year-old girl in Harare's township of Mbare.
Gambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government.
The office of the United Nations Secretary General has indicated it remains hopeful that the constitutional prescripts for the transfer of power will be upheld in Gambia this week.
Kenya has started registering voters ahead of the country’s general elections due in August this year.
Zimbabwe’s biggest telecoms firm by subscriber numbers, Econet Wireless, has literally taken the war to the ICT minister as the data tariffs saga takes a nasty turn.
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has left the country for neighbouring Senegal.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters will convene a meeting with a delegation from the Free State and other stakeholders to discuss the South Africa/Lesotho cross-border road transport impasse.
Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a nationwide recruitment drive for his party ahead of the country's August general elections.
The leader of the opposition party in Zimbabwe Dr Joyce Mujuru says in the interests of progress and peace in Zimbabwe she is prepared to forgive President Robert Mugabe.
A lawyer for The Gambia's president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect Adama Barrow this month.
Friday marks the 40th day since more than 5,000 doctors working in Kenya's public hospitals went on strike.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and has ordered the country to move its trade mission from the capital Abuja to Lagos.
Nigeria's lower house voted on Thursday to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down, lawmakers said.
Burundi has been warned by The Great Lakes Committee on Peace and Security that it risks suspension from the organisation.
Kenya’s opposition parties have unveiled a coalition to face off with President Uhuru Kenyatta during the country’s general elections due in August.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement read on state-owned television.
Media Monitoring Africa says the South African government should pressure neighbouring countries, particularly Botswana, to allow greater media freedom.
Gambia's Supreme Court was unable to hear President Yahya Jammeh's legal challenge to his election defeat on Tuesday after judges from Nigeria and Sierra Leone failed to show up.
Gambia's communication minister, Sheriff Bojang, said on Monday he had left his post in the first high-profile Cabinet defection since President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept losing.
President of the Sahrawi, Brahim Ghali, is appealing for the full independence of his country to be prioritised.
Zimbabwe's biggest banking group CBZ Holdings has suspended the use of Visa cards for local transactions due to high costs and cash shortages.
Five Nigerian soldiers and more than 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed when the jihadists attacked an army base in the remote northeast.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo is likely to name investment banker Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister, three sources close to the presidency told Reuters on Sunday.
The streets of Ivory Coast's second-largest city Bouake were calm and the military presence was gone, residents said on Sunday.
West African leaders are still pursuing mediation to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in Gambia where President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept defeat in an election last month.