A ceremony was held in northeast Nigeria on Friday to mark the formal separation of more than 800 children from a civilian militia helping Nigeria's military against Boko Haram Islamists.
Aid agencies said on Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could be tipping into a wider crisis as the number of new cases spiked and violence grounded health workers for a second time.
Nigerian ex-head of state Olusegun Obasanjo backed his former deputy on Thursday for next year's presidential election, ending a public feud that had threatened to undermine the main opposition candidate.
They also say a falling out between Alassane Ouattara and Henri Konan Bedie, who served as president from 1993 until he was overthrown in a 1999 coup, was perhaps inevitable.
The area, close to the border with Kenya, is prone to landslides and there have been several similar accidents in recent years.
The United Nations Security Council has welcomed progress made in preparations for historic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, calling this a pivotal moment in the history of the beleaguered country.
Pretoria says it remains committed to ensuring that injustices prevalent in Western Sahara are brought to an end and the conflict resolved.
Police have arrested members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) who were en route to carry out nationwide protests against what they call an illegal tax on money transfers.
For the past few years, several regions and cities in Ethiopia have been planting trees and increasing green spaces to improve the lives of their residents.
A shutdown is looming in Zimbabwe as labour unions vow to go ahead with planned protest action against the new government tax, and price increases.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to hold elections on 23 December. The country continues to grapple with political instability and security issues ahead of the highly anticipated polls.
A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike was evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives said Wednesday.
At least 50 people were killed in a bus crash between Nairobi and Kenya's western city of Kisumu on Wednesday, police confirmed.
As Uganda celebrates its 56th anniversary, allegations of media censorship are on the increase.
Egyptian police detained the youngest son of ousted former president Mohamed Mursi from his home on the outskirts of Cairo early on Wednesday, his brother and three security sources said.
Tunisia's parliament has adopted a law criminalising racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination, in a vote hailed as a historic first in a country with a significant black minority.
At least 50 people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said.
The main opposition Renamo party, which has maintained an armed wing since the end of the country's civil war, is running in the municipal vote for the first time in 10 years.
Zimbabwe's largest trade union called for national protests on Thursday as the country's economic crisis worsens but police said they would halt any demonstrations in Harare due to a cholera outbreak.
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's designated successor to contest the December 23 presidential election, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, on Tuesday asked the European Union to lift "humiliating, degrading and disproportionate" sanctions on him and 14 other officials.
Zimbabwe's gold miner RioZim on Tuesday said it would take legal action to force the central bank to pay it in US dollars for part of its output, signalling impatience by mining companies over acute dollar shortages afflicting the economy.
Cameroon's Interior Minister Paul Atanga Nji warned Tuesday that "scoring a goal" is not "winning the match" after an opposition leader used a football metaphor to claim victory in presidential polls.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told the High Level Meeting of the Great Lakes region at Kampala that it is possible for the region to defeat rebel groups.
Lesotho's facilitation team led by Justice Lesotho's facilitation team led by Justice Dikgang Moseneke has concluded a two days visit where they met various stakeholders, including Lesotho's suspended Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara.
Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election, saying he had “achieved his goal” and calling on longstanding incumbent Paul Biya to hand over power peacefully.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has cautioned African countries from emulating South Africa in trying to achieve universal health coverage
Heads of state in the Great Lakes region are meeting in Uganda to discuss peace and security. One of the Great Lakes countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo will go to elections in December, and many have raised concerns about the security situation in the DRC.
Heads of state in central Africa's Great Lakes region will on Monday hold a crucial one-day meeting in Uganda to discuss peace and security, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Cameroon President Paul Biya and opposition candidate Joshua Osih have cast their ballots in the country's presidential election in the capital Yaounde.
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.