The African Union Commission says the extension of presidential term limits is a growing threat to democratic rule on the continent.
The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11 300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.
In 2016, seven African countries pledged to protect their rain forests by moving to sustainable palm oil production.
Weak health systems, inaccessibility to malaria control services and poor surveillance systems are to blame for Africa’s inability to curb Malaria.
The United States Ambassador has accused the United Nations of aiding a corrupt government in the Democratic Republic of Congo; a view the UN was cautious to respond to.
Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive to contain an outbreak of the disease.
The deteriorating security situation in the DRC remains a source of major concern while violence and threats to civilians are no longer concentrated in the east of the country.
Political developments in Lesotho are set to dominate talks at the SADC Extra-Ordinary Summit in Swaziland this weekend.
Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has paid tribute to around 300 women soldiers deployed on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo