More than 700 people took to the streets in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday to protest against the government's economic policy
The High Court in Kenya has blocked the decision by the government to close the Dadaab refugee camp which is home to at least 260 000 refugees, most of them Somalis.
A West African military operation that pressured Gambia's long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, to step down and flee into exile has had its mandate extended by three months.
Pushing people off their land drives more conflict over land rights on the continent than any other factor - such as damage to the environment and a lack of compensation.
Côte d’Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country has told the Security Council.
Exiled Lesotho party leaders, Tom Thabane, Thesele Maseribane and Keketso Rantso are returning home this Sunday since they last fled in May 2015.
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a U.S.-educated former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia's new president on Wednesday after lawmakers gave him an unassailable lead.
Somali lawmakers are gathered at an airport in Mogadishu to elect the war-ravaged nation's seventh president.
The Kenyan government must halt its crackdown on media freedom and allow Jerome Starkey to return to the country, said nine human rights organisations.
Zimbabwe's constitutional court has dismissed an application to declare President Robert Mugabe unfit to hold office on a technicality.
Thousands of malnourished Somali women and children are fleeing into Ethiopia to escape Islamist militants who are taxing them and seizing their food, animals and land.
The phenomenon of African leaders leaving their country to seek medical help from other countries appears to be on the rise.
Uganda's economy will expand by 5.2% in the fiscal year 2017/2018 after slipping to 5% in 2016/17, helped by infrastructure spending and foreign investment in the oil industry, the World Bank said .
Nigeria's absentee President is in good health and is expected to return home soon, his deputy said on Monday, after mounting unease about the leader's well-being spilled over into street protests.
Female Genital Mutilation remains prevalent despite being outlawed in Kenya but one women is trying to change this.
Investors have long complained that a lack of reliable power is an obstacle to doing business in east Africa's second biggest economy.
The al Qaeda-linked group confirmed the executions, which took place on in Jamame district of lower Jubba region, Somalia.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked parliament to extend his medical leave, his office said in a statement, after he took two weeks off for medical checks in Britain.
South Sudan rebels accused Egypt of carrying out bombing raids against their positions, drawing an immediate denial from Cairo, and warned of the risk of a regional war.
Nigeria has picked an African Development Bank power expert to run its electricity transmission company.
The Namibia capital Windhoek is still drilling more boreholes, to address the water crisis in the capital.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed that he will not run in 2017 presidential elections.
The AU has launched an Africa-wide public health agency, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
A Zimbabwean pastor at the centre of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe was charged on Thursday with plotting to overthrow the government and insulting the national flag.
The United Nations' highest court ruled on Thursday it has the authority to adjudicate in a maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia over stretches of the Indian Ocean.
Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a police camp in the Mandera area on the border with Somalia.
The death on Wednesday of Congo's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi leaves opponents of President Joseph Kabila seriously weakened in their bid to force Kabila to quit power.
The Gambia has sworn in a new government.
A pastor from the Evangelical Church in Sudan has lashed out at the Sudanese government, accusing Khartoum of violating religious freedom and targeting churches.
Democratic Republic of Congo's veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84.