Ivory Coast goes to the polls on Saturday as President Alassane Ouattara seeks a third term in an election two rival candidates have urged their supporters to boycott.
Nigeria is reaching out to the United States and South Korea to persuade them to back its pick to head the World Trade Organisation, the trade ministry said on Friday, after the candidate’s last-minute rejection threw the selection process into confusion.
Nigeria will lobby for its candidate to head the World Trade Organisation, the country’s foreign ministry said in reaction to her last-minute rejection by Washington that threw the regulator's leadership selection process into confusion.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Researcher, Dr Aloysius Mom Njong, says people in Cameroon are not cooperating when it comes to testing for COVID-19.
Libyan authorities have dug 12-bodies from four more unmarked graves in the city of Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered since the area was recaptured in June by the Government of National Accord (GNA).
As sleek highway overpasses and shopping malls sprouted in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan following the 2010-11 civil war, investors often pointed to 2020 as the year that could unleash the country’s full economic potential.
A key group of WTO ambassadors has proposed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization, trade sources told Reuters on Wednesday, clearing a path for her to become the first woman and African to head the global watchdog in its 25-year history.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Researcher, Dr Aloysius Mom Njong, has called for sustainable health reforms in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Tanzania's President John Magufuli hopes to win another five-year term when the East African nation holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday, amid criticism from rights groups that the government is stifling political dissent.
Protests against police abuses in Nigeria and curfews to curb demonstrations have affected the supply of petroleum products across the country, leading to the emergence of long queues, state oil firm, NNPC said on Tuesday.
Ephraim Osinboyejo's eyes fill with tears as he recalled the idealism that drove thousands like him to campaign against police brutality - and the night he saw young activists gunned down.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on stakeholders in Tanzania to ensure that Wednesday’s elections are conducted in an inclusive and peaceful manner.
The military leader of Sudan’s ruling council sought to defend on Monday a US-backed agreement to establish relations with Israel, saying the deal was yet to be concluded and could benefit Sudan as it struggles with a profound economic crisis.
The African Union (AU) says it remains in control of diplomatic talks over the conflict between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan surrounding a controversial dam on the river Nile.
Floods, droughts, hotter weather and a desert locust invasion - the impacts of climate change are hitting Africa hard, and worse is ahead for the region’s food supplies, economy and health, the U.N. climate agency said on Monday.
When Tanzanian President John Magufuli crisscrossed the country on the campaign trail ahead of Wednesday's elections, he touted the billions of dollars his government has spent on a new hydropower dam, a railway, and a revived national airline.
Negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over a multi-billion dollar dam on the Blue Nile will resume on Tuesday, nearly two months after Egypt left the talks, African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.
An opposition party campaign manager in semi-autonomous Zanzibar said on Sunday that he had been seized and threatened by armed men, while a parliamentary candidate was still missing before Tanzanian elections next week.
The opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe has accused the Zimbabwean government of using the targeted sanctions issue to conceal bad governance.
Sudan and Israel will discuss agreements to cooperate on trade and migration issues in the coming weeks, the Sudanese foreign ministry said on Sunday, signalling steps to implement a normalisation pact after decades of hostilities.
African Union Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa, has welcomed the signing of a Libya agreement, which ill see a countrywide and permanent cease-fire between rival forces in the north African country.
Polls opened in Egypt on Saturday for parliamentary elections that will stretch over several weeks and are set to be dominated by supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Ethiopia has denounced what it termed as "belligerent threats" towards resolving an ongoing dispute with its neighbours over the sharing of the River Nile waters, following the start of the filling and the operation of its Grand Renaissance Dam (GRD).
Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality.
Gunmen killed five children and badly wounded about nine others when they opened fire in a school in the city of Kumba in Cameroon's Southwest region on Saturday, officials told Reuters.
Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months.
Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many on the streets angered by a speech in which the president called for calm but failed to condemn the killing of protesters demanding an end to police brutality.
Armed gangs stopped cars on a main road leading into Lagos on Friday - a day after Nigerian President Buhari called for demonstrations against police brutality to end.
Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement among myriad armed groups and the outside powers that support them.
Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents have been besieged by militants for two weeks, the military said in a statement on Thursday.