Ethiopia's sole mobile operator, Ethio Telecom, on Tuesday launched a mobile phone-based financial service, seeking to boost growth by offering cashless transactions.
A Zimbabwean chief has accused former first lady Grace Mugabe of inappropriately burying the country’s late president, Robert Mugabe, at the family’s homestead.
Rwanda's economy is expected to grow 5.1% this year after contracting 3.4% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior finance ministry official said on Wednesday.
The Nigerian Presidency has released an intelligence report that some people are plotting to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
More than 20 Congolese women have accused aid workers of sexual abuse in new claims that include rape and unwanted pregnancies, with United Nations investigators uncovering similar allegations of workers exploiting vulnerable women.
A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for "attempted homosexuality" and other offences after they were arrested for the clothes they wore in a restaurant, their lawyers said.
Two men were killed on Tuesday after Sudanese security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at demonstrators marking the anniversary of a deadly raid on a protest site during the country's 2019 uprising, said medics, protest groups and eyewitnesses.
Ivory Coast is dealing with major power outages that are devastating local businesses, and cutting supplies to neighboring countries.
Italy's government is set to ask the European Union to pay Libya to stop migrant boats leaving its coast, newspaper la Repubblica reported on Tuesday.
Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to COVID-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with.
Thirty-five Ethiopian peacekeeping soldiers were flown from Darfur in western Sudan to a refugee camp near the border with their country after they sought asylum in Sudan, a source at the Sudanese refugees commission and state media said.
UK Club, an insurer of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, said on Monday, a reduced compensation claim made by the Egyptian authorities for almost $600 million to free the vessel and cover related losses was still "exceptionally large".
A suicide bomber killed six police officers in front of a district police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Sunday, police said, in an attack they blamed on the Al Shabaab militant group.
South Sudan is facing one of the worst food security crises globally, according to the East African regional group, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)'s Food Security and Nutrition Working Group.
Chad's military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, a long-awaited step to pave the way for the appointment of lawmakers from formerly warring parties in the country.
Zimbabwean MP at the Pan African Parliament (PAP) Pupurai Togarepi says given the capacity that Africa has, the continent has done very well in the COVID-19 pandemic fight.
Gunmen killed seven Nigerian police officers in a night of attacks in the southern oil hub of Rivers state, police said on Saturday.
Chadian security forces fired tear gas in the capital N'Djamena on Saturday as protesters took to the streets, angry at a military takeover of the government.
The World Health Organisation has emphasized the importance of ensuring societies across Africa be provided with coronavirus vaccines in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
A senior official at Libya's new Presidency Council denied on Saturday that groups who entered a hotel where the body meets had been armed or used force, playing down an incident that had appeared to illustrate the risks facing the unity government.
Nearly two months after their abduction by armed gunmen, more than two dozen students in northwest Nigeria's Kaduna state were reunited with jubilant family members on Friday amid tears and celebratory singing.
Malawi has postponed rolling out the second shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from May to June.
Africa is preparing itself to avoid another surge of the COVID -19 pandemic, as it watches India closely.
Somalia said on Thursday it was restoring diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya almost six months after severing ties, accusing Nairobi of meddling in politics.
Egypt and Turkey said on Thursday they had held frank and in-depth talks on bilateral and regional issues, including the conflict in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean, in a push to rebuild their relations.
The European Union will consider sending a military training mission to Mozambique to help the government withstand a growing insurgency, and Portugal is already sending troops, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday sentenced a former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to 25 years in prison for crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abduction, torture and murder.
The United Democratic Movement says Africa should extensively invest in developing its own vaccines that will act against all forms of coronavirus variants that mutate.
Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were holding captive on Wednesday, nearly two months after abducting them from a forestry college in Nigeria's Kaduna state.