Ghana detected the Omicron coronavirus variant in 34 samples from travellers who returned to the country from November 21-25, according to data from the state institute responsible for coronavirus testing.
Poverty, poor infrastructure and natural weather variability are bigger contributors to Madagascar's food crisis than climate change, according to a study released on Thursday by international research collective World Weather Attribution.
Congolese authorities on Wednesday sought to allay concerns about the arrival of Ugandan troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for an ongoing joint operation against a militia linked to Islamic State.
Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in air passenger arrivals, but amended an earlier statement to say the travellers had arrived in Nigeria only over the past week.
Nigeria confirmed its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant among two travellers who arrived from South Africa last week, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Wednesday.
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by militant insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday.
Lesotho's former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, was charged on Tuesday over the murder of his estranged wife in a case that has shocked the southern African highland kingdom.
Protesters plan to march across Sudan and on the presidential palace on Tuesday in the latest protest against military rule following last month's coup.
Botswana's Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a 2019 ruling that decriminalised gay sex, a decision hailed by gay community as establishing the southern African country as a "true democracy".
Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Monday denied agreeing to joint operations with Uganda's army to track down militant rebels accused of suicide bombings in Kampala, insisting the two countries were only sharing intelligence.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will be visiting four West African countries this week in an effort to promote South Africa's economic recovery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rwanda has announced that it is suspending direct flights from Southern African countries to prevent the transmission of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
The Burkina Faso government said it was lifting a suspension on the mobile internet from Sunday evening, a week after imposing the ban for what it said was security and defence reasons.
The Malawian government says that the travel ban that the United Kingdom, the United States, European Union and other countries have imposed on some southern African countries including South Africa and Malawi is tantamount to Afrophobia and not based on science.
France will begin repatriating some of its nationals from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday night after chartering a special flight to bring them back to Paris, a Foreign Ministry source said.
Six Sudanese soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack by Ethiopian forces on a Sudanese army post near the border between the countries, Sudanese military sources say.
At least two people were killed and 18 injured in western Niger on Saturday when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso, Niger's government said.
Mauritius will suspend all commercial passenger flights from South Africa from November 28 due to the new coronavirus variant Omicron, its foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greatly concerned about Ethiopia's military escalation and called for urgent negotiations over the crisis, a US State Department spokesperson said.
Ethiopia has announced new restrictions on the sharing of information about the war in the north of the country which stipulate that battlefront updates can only come from the government.
Several Sudanese political figures arrested since a coup last month have started a hunger strike in protest at their continued detention, the coalition they were part of said on Friday.
Botswana's Health Ministry says it is now in the process of tracing the people who were in contact with four foreign nationals who tested positive with the new strain of COVID-19.
A deafening roar shatters the peace of Nembe in Nigeria's Delta as a mix of water, gas and oil blast the swamp and tropical trees.
Sierra Leone's anti-corruption commission has indicted six officials on corruption allegations,including an opposition front-runner for the 2023 presidential election.
A suicide bombing outside a school in Somalia's capital killed eight people and wounded 17 including 13 children, the latest in a string of deadly blasts this year in a country beset by political turmoil and drought.
Thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets of Khartoum and other cities on Thursday, keeping up the pressure on military leaders after they struck a deal to bring back a civilian prime minister deposed in a coup one month ago.
Libya continues to be at a delicate and fragile juncture on its path to unity and stability through the ballot box.
International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor says it is not true that South Africa is not as supportive to other conflict ridden African countries as it is toward Sudan.
Burkina Faso's government, facing mounting public anger over repeated killings by Islamist militants, extended its suspension of mobile internet service on Wednesday while offering conflicting reasons for why access was cut in the first place.
An oil spill in Nigeria's Delta region that has been spewing for more than two weeks will be "speedily addressed," President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement on Wednesday.