A move by Uganda's government to install digital tracking devices on vehicles to help fight rampant crime has been denounced by rights advocates and the opposition who say it will be used to monitor activists, government opponents and critics.
Two arrested members of parliament in the Kingdom of Eswatini are expected to appear in court for bail application.
Tunisian President Kais Saied removed the head of the national television station, Mohamedal-Dahach, on Wednesday and appointed a temporary replacement, his office said, after calls to protect free speech.
Tunisia's President Kais Saied said on Wednesday that "wrong economic choices" had caused major financial problems in his first comments on the economy since using emergency powers to seize control of government late on Sunday.
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan and other government officials received their COVID-19 vaccine at the launch of the country's inoculation campaign.
Several organisations have condemned the arrest of two members of parliament in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube were arrested last Sunday.
The president of Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade artery linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the seaport of Djibouti was blocked.
South Africa says it is appalled by what it calls unjust and unwanted decision by the African Union Commission to grant Israel observer status in the African Union.
Nigeria expects to take delivery of 29 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in August, allowing it to ramp up its vaccination programme just as a third wave of infections takes hold, the health minister said.
The United States is deeply concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a US State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday, calling for the intimidation and attacks to stop.
Armed men on motorbikes killed 14 people in a part of western Niger where Islamist militants have repeatedly massacred civilians this year, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Tunisian President Kais Saied, who recently ousted Parliament, responded to critics who called his actions a coup on Monday by telling them to "review your constitutional lessons."
The Tanzanian government has officially banned concerts, festivals, and unnecessary gatherings in a bid to contain the transmission of COVID-19. It has also directed everyone to use public transportation and social distance as the country tries to rein in a third wave of the virus.
Rwandan forces have allegedly killed 30 insurgents after fierce fighting in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado.
Tanzania has set up COVID-19 testing centres in the tourist city of Arusha in the north of the country. The new testing centres are expected to cater to tourists and residents in a region of the country that attracts visitors from across the globe.
A man accused of attempting to stab Mali's interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody of security services, the government said in a statement on Sunday.
Algeria will reimpose restrictions on gatherings from Monday to cope with a rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus that has led to an increase in the number of patients, the prime minister’s office said.
Hundreds of protesters rallied in the Tunisian capital and other cities on Sunday demanding the government step down after a spike in COVID-19 cases that has aggravated economic troubles.
Two Israeli carriers on Sunday launched nonstop commercial flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following the upgrading of diplomatic relations last year between Morocco and Israel.
At least six Cameroonian soldiers were killed and four wounded during an attack by militants on an army outpost in the far north of the country, state broadcaster CRTV said on Saturday.
Tunisia recorded 317 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, a daily record since the start of the pandemic, the health ministry said on Saturday.
The parents of thousands of Ethiopian students stranded in the war-ravaged northern region of Tigray on Friday appealed for help to evacuate them after the main university warned it could not feed them for much longer amid food and cash shortages.
Uganda has spent over $30.2 million on buying new vehicles for lawmakers, a move that has been slammed by critics who depict it as profligacy in a country struggling to buy vaccines to stem a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A French citizen is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean Island’s public security minister said.
Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union special envoy said on Thursday.
Attacks by Tigrayan fighters in Ethiopia's Afar region have forced over 54 000 people from their homes, an official said on Thursday, and refugees in a camp in southern Tigray described heavy clashes nearby.
The unrest that followed former president Jacob Zuma's arrest may have exposed deep seated unresolved issues in South Africa among a section of the country's population, but analysts say this could have happened anywhere in Africa.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says Algeria and Tunisia are experiencing a 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Madagascan authorities arrested several people including foreign nationals on Tuesday on suspicion of plotting to kill the president, the attorney-general said.
Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in northwestern Nigeria over a month ago, a local police spokesperson said.