Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh accused ECOWAS of declaring war, after it said it was putting forces on alert in case he refused to step down at the end of his mandate this month.
A group of former Nigerian militants said on Sunday it had lost confidence in the president's efforts to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.
Burundi's Environment Minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.
Nigeria's government will seek a lasting peace settlement with militants in the oil-producing southern Niger Delta region in 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza says Burundian troops, who are in the African peace keeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, would be withdrawn within one month if their wages were not paid soon.
Egypt began on Saturday handing over to their families the bodies of those who died when EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean in May with the loss of 66 passengers and crew
Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political parties on Friday, the lead mediator of the talks said.
Talks to ease Congo President Joseph Kabila out of power next year and quell protests over him overstaying his mandate are hanging by a thread.
Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless.
Tunisian authorities dismantled an alleged terrorist cell in the coastal, north-eastern province of Sousse, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), along with the United Nations and other authorities, are preparing to receive the remains of Private Moalosi Albert Mokhotu.
Basotho nationals in South Africa face deportation if they fail to acquire their Lesotho Special Permits by end of business on Saturday.
Dozens of Boko Haram fighters have given themselves up to authorities in southern Niger, the interior minister said.
The ANC on Tuesday sent condolences to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her family after her husband, well-known academic Rok Ajulu, died on Monday after a long illness.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattahal-Sisi will pick a chairman and members of a new media council under a law passed on Monday, giving the body the power to fine or suspend publications and broadcasters.
A suicide bomber attacked a cattle market on Monday in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit in the seven-year insurgency waged by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
At least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party, police said Monday.
Egypt confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested an Al Jazeera news producer, accusing him of "provoking sedition" on behalf of the Qatar-based broadcaster.
A suicide bomber in northern Cameroon killed a young student and a woman in an attack on a market full of Christmas shoppers, an aide to the governor of Far North region said on Sunday.
Nigeria's army has captured a key Boko Haram camp, the Islamist militant group's last enclave in the vast Sambisa forest that was its stronghold.
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a breakthrough is imminent following their talks to bring political stability to the country.
A group of 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants in October after two-and-a-half years in captivity in northeastern Nigeria were celebrating a "miracle" on Friday.
Congolese politicians have agreed in principle to a deal under which President Joseph Kabila leaves office by the end of 2017
An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board.
An Afriqiyah Airways plane that was hijacked on Friday during an internal Libyan flight was diverted towards Malta
West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.
Congolese Nationals in South Africa will be approaching Ipid to investigate police brutality.
DRC Ambassador to South Africa, Bene M'poko, says the electoral commission with the support of President Joseph Kabila decided that the elections need to be done right this time.
An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital killed at least 13 people and injured dozens on Saturday, a local resident and a Reuters witness said, amid persistent insecurity in the Horn of African nation.