Armed gangs have killed a soldier and 18 civilians, including two children, in machete and gun attacks in volatile northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said Tuesday.
Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty Tuesday to corruption charges linked to the construction of two dams, a rare example of a sitting minister facing court in the graft-wracked country.
Moroccan lawmakers passed a draft law on Monday evening that would pave the way for strengthening the place of French in Moroccan schools, overturning decades of Arabisation.
Ethiopia announced that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people dead.
Three French and Estonian troops were wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded at the entrance to an international peace-keeping base in the Malian town of Gao, France's military said on Monday.
Malawi's main opposition party, which has been lobbying to annul the result of the May presidential election, said Monday its headquarters were burnt to the ground in an arson attack.
Zimbabwean Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China to receive medical treatment.
Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich was arrested on Monday on suspicion of corruption related to the construction of two dams.
The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police said on Sunday.
At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftarwere killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said.
Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in the northwestern state of Sokoto, his spokesman said in a statement.
Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red. And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades.
Libya's UN-recognised government said Saturday it feared forces led by strongman Khalifa Haftar were prepping a new "military escalation" in their months-long push to take Tripoli.
Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya's last prime minister under ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli's justice ministry said on Saturday.
She may have spent 40 days in jail for demonstrating against president Omar al-Bashir who has since been toppled, but activist Amani Osmane says the battle for women's rights in Sudan is far from over.
Blessing Chingwaru could barely walk without support when he arrived at the specialist Rutsanana clinic in Harare complaining of chest pains and fatigue.
The African Union (AU) on Friday called for immediate international actions to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has lingered for almost one year with a high number of casualties.
Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.
Islamist insurgents have kidnapped at least one person working for an international aid organisation, Action Against Hunger, in north-eastern Nigeria, sources said on Friday.
Another protest leader also confirmed the talks had been suspended.
Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces in June, and ongoing sexual harassment on Sudan’s streets.
A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis Ababa.
The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal on Wednesday accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal has accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive being sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago, the Ebola outbreak has proved tenacious.
Sudan's protesters and ruling generals inked a deal which will loosens a deadlock that has gripped the country, following nationwide mass protests that began against Omar al-Bashir.
It’s the second day of the DELTAS Africa scientific conference in Dakar, Senegal. On Wednesday, young African scientists and researchers spent the day presenting results of some of their work. The conference is showcasing Africa’s bid to train its health research experts.
A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said Wednesday he hoped the recognition will "lift the corner of the veil" on the plight of reporters in his homeland.
There seems to be no end in sight for Zimbabwe's economic woes. Official statistics have projected that the country's manufacturing sector will grow by a mere 1% in 2019.