At least six Cameroonian soldiers were killed and four wounded during an attack by militants on an army outpost in the far north of the country, state broadcaster CRTV said on Saturday.
Tunisia recorded 317 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, a daily record since the start of the pandemic, the health ministry said on Saturday.
The parents of thousands of Ethiopian students stranded in the war-ravaged northern region of Tigray on Friday appealed for help to evacuate them after the main university warned it could not feed them for much longer amid food and cash shortages.
Uganda has spent over $30.2 million on buying new vehicles for lawmakers, a move that has been slammed by critics who depict it as profligacy in a country struggling to buy vaccines to stem a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A French citizen is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean Island’s public security minister said.
Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union special envoy said on Thursday.
Attacks by Tigrayan fighters in Ethiopia's Afar region have forced over 54 000 people from their homes, an official said on Thursday, and refugees in a camp in southern Tigray described heavy clashes nearby.
The unrest that followed former president Jacob Zuma's arrest may have exposed deep seated unresolved issues in South Africa among a section of the country's population, but analysts say this could have happened anywhere in Africa.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says Algeria and Tunisia are experiencing a 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Madagascan authorities arrested several people including foreign nationals on Tuesday on suspicion of plotting to kill the president, the attorney-general said.
Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in northwestern Nigeria over a month ago, a local police spokesperson said.
Zimbabwe's government on Tuesday ordered that all its workers should receive a COVID-19 vaccine and only 10% of civil servants report for duty, with the rest working from home in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic.
Southern African Development Community (SADC) delegation continues to engage with different stakeholders in Eswatini.
With COVID-19 cases surging across Senegal, Pape Gueye made the difficult decision to spend the first Eid al-Adha of his life apart from his 88-year-old mother.
Zimbabwe's finance minister said on Tuesday the government had deferred by a year payment of the first tranche of compensation to white farmers who lost their land, due to delays in finding a financial advisor and the impact of COVID-19.
A World Bank programme to help medical clinics in Ivory Coast procure equipment from General Electric (GE.N) and Philips (PHG.AS) could spur the cocoa-producing country's development into a regional medical hub, Prime Minister Patrick Achi said on Sunday.
Nigeria has placed its capital Abuja and six other states on high alert following the emergence of the Delta variant of coronavirus infections in the country.
Nigeria's broadcasting regulator has asked television stations to curb their reporting of insecurity in the country by withholding details of incidents and victims, in what a leading civil society group described as a "sweeping gag order".
As many as 17 people were missing from a cargo ship that sank off the coast of Liberia over the weekend despite being barred from setting sail, the Maritime Commissioner said.
Ethiopia has nearly completed the filling of a huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year, state media reported on Monday, a move that has already angered Egypt.
Nigeria has put six states on red alert after seeing a "worrisome" rise in COVID-19 infections, a government official said, urging people to curb gatherings and hold prayers outside mosques during this week's Muslim festival Eid-el-Kabir.
Forces in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region have released around 1 000 government soldiers captured during recent fighting, the head of its ruling party said, as both sides prepared for a showdown over contested land in the west of the region.
The ministry of health in Botswana says there has been a delay in the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country.
African countries need to get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines so they can start rebuilding their devastated tourism industries, Kenya's tourism minister said on Friday.
Senegal's President Macky Sall threatened on Friday to close the borders and re-impose a state of emergency after the country registered a new record number of daily COVID-19 cases for the third time in a week.
The national dialogue, Sibaya was called following weeks on civil unrest in the kingdom, demanding political reforms among others. Instead the groups organised a march in Manzini.
The King of Eswatini, Mswati the 3rd, is expected to hold talks on Friday following last month's deadly pro-democracy protests.
The World Health Organization says Africa recorded a 43% jump in COVID-19 deaths last week. Infections and hospital admissions have risen and countries face shortages of oxygen and intensive-care beds.
Shehu Ismaila Gbadebo has worked as a barber for two decades. The money he made at his rented stall in a bustling suburb of Nigeria's megacity, Lagos, used to be plenty for him to pay bills and set aside some savings.
Ethiopia's media regulator, EMA (Ethiopian Media Authority) said it had suspended the news website The Addis Standard on Thursday and accused it of advancing the agenda of a terrorist group.