Fighting between clansin Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50people, a witness at the scene and an official in neighbouring Puntland said on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has called for a transitional government to resolve the worsening economic and political crisis engulfing the country.
The tsetse fly - an insect that transmits trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness - could soon die out in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley due to rising temperatures, a study said Tuesday.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa says the MDC will hold its 19th-anniversary celebrations this coming weekend whether police grants his party permission to do so or not.
The Kenyan government has won a case brought against it by Cortec Mining Kenya Limited, Cortec (pty) Limited and Stirling Capital Limited over the revocation of a mining licence in 2013, an arbitrators' ruling showed.
Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed on Monday
A special envoy urged the UN Security Council on Monday to consider "stern action" against rebel chief Abdul Wahid Nur for resisting efforts to bring peace to Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election...
A leading opposition politician and critic of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari appeared in court on Monday on corruption charges, less than a week after he stepped down as state governor.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition spokesman said Monday his house was sprayed with bullets overnight in the capital Kinshasa, just two months ahead of a key vote.
Nigerian authorities declared a 24-hour curfew Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead.
Egyptian authorities on Sunday denied reports of alleged organ theft after the body of a British tourist who died suddenly while on holiday was returned home without some organs.
Rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including 10 children, in an overnight raid near Beni, near DR Congo's eastern border with Uganda, security sources said Sunday.
Congo's deputy prime minister said on Saturday that tablet-like voting machines for December’s election had been made to order and will finish arriving this month, despite suspicions by diplomats and the opposition that they may enable fraud.
Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia told AFP.
Africa’s youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely.
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has been appointed as the High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa
Senior United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) officials have applauded the gender-balanced cabinet that Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced.
Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades.
Cameroon's Constitutional Court rejected overnight a post-electoral appeal from Joshua Osih of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party, thus rebutting all 18 judicial protests made since a presidential vote.
Libya and its north African neighbours are opposed to the EU's plan for "regional disembarkation platforms" to stem the flow of migrants entering the bloc...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame carried out a major ministerial reshuffle on Thursday
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday threatened to take international action over Angola's recent, and allegedly violent, expulsion of some 200 000 illegal migrants from its west African neighbour.
Liberian Vice President, Jewel Taylor, on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a United States (US) educational charity, after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.
The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing on Wednesday the "immense help" she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.
When Central African Republic(CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias,former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia.
Comoros' government claimed Wednesday that clashes between troops and opponents of President Azali Assomani on the island of Anjouan had subsided despite witnesses describing continued violence.
Canada on Wednesday became the world's first major economy to fully legalize cannabis, sparking celebrations as the nation embarked on the controversial experiment in drug policy.
A Nigerian politician who was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds through British banks and properties lost an appeal against his conviction in London on Wednesday.
Opposition candidates who say last week's presidential election in Cameroon was marred by fraud had their appeals heard at the country's Constitutional Council on Tuesday.