The United Nations has identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is recuperating fast from illness and will return home shortly, his Deputy Yemi Osinbajo said on Wednesday.
Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James.
Ocean pollution is crippling communities and economic growth of countries who rely heavly on fishing for an income.
Numsa on Tuesday marched to the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, demanding urgent steps to foster democracy in Lusaka and respect for human rights and press freedom.
Margret has decided that South Sudan is not a place to raise children, but she is changing this for future generations.
A grenade attack killed eight people and wounded 50 others in a village in Burundi's northern Kayanza province late on Sunday, police said.
Heavy clashes erupted on Sunday between rival factions on the coastal road east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a witness and local reports.
Libyan aid workers recovered the bodies of 19 migrants believed to be Egyptians in Libya's eastern desert, a Red Crescent spokesperson said on Sunday.
Zimbabwe's state-owned pension fund on Thursday reported a 12% increase in pension contributions and premiums to $328m in 2016 due to improved collections and after the government settled its arrears
Botswana Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the new chair of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).
South Sudan marks its sixth Independence anniversary on Sunday, with no festivities to mark the day due to lack of funds and the on-going civil conflict in the country.
Somali Al Shabaab militants killed three police officers on Wednesday during a raid on a north eastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle, a senior police official said.
South Africa signed an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area in Kampala, Uganda on Friday, during a meeting of the tripartite Sectoral Ministers Committee.
At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed, and several injured in two suicide attacks on army checkpoints in northern Sinai on Friday, security sources said.
The stampede occurred when gates were opened at the 40,000-seat Bingu stadium in the capital Lilongwe for a presidential address and football match to mark the annual holiday.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday he had invoked emergency powers to deal with "acts of sabotage" by his political opponents, after fire gutted the country's biggest market.
The Zika virus emerged in northeast Brazil in early 2015. By September the first cases of infants born with microcephaly had been reported in 8 of 26 Brazilian states.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will not take part in two planned televised debates with his main rival Raila Odinga ahead of the August 8 election, his party said on Wednesday.
Two women and two girls were killed late on Tuesday when a shell landed on a beach near Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital
Burundian authorities have intensified an ethnically-driven purge of the army this year, risking renewed civil war in the central African nation, a French rights group said on Tuesday.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Monday he was donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), hoping to set an example for African countries to finance AU programmes.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for more innovative ways of funding African Union programmes.
African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday.
The Free Movement of Basotho are calling on the new government of Lesotho to advance their demands that borders between their country and South Africa be abolished.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force,
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he will soon meet with former president Thabo Mbeki to discuss challenges liberation movements are facing in Africa.
UN refugee agency is alarmed by a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria.
The cost of keeping a Nigerian presidential jet at a London airport while President Muhammadu Buhari is in Britain on medical leave will not exceed $1 300.
Somali teenager Abdulaziz Ahmad hunkered down in the sand dunes outside Calais, once again plotting how to reach Britain.