The trial of four senior members of Egypt's security services started on Thursday in their absence, with the quartet facing charges over their alleged role in the disappearance and murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016.
An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebellious forces from the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday, claiming "staggering" casualties.
Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-times World Championship bronze medallist, was found stabbed to death at her home, Athletics Kenya said on Wednesday.
Nigeria will require civil servants to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for the disease to gain access to their offices from the beginning of December, a presidential committee said on Wednesday.
Algerian security forces foiled a plot to carry out an armed attack by separatists aided by "the Zionist entity" (Israel) and a North African country, Ennahar TV said on Wednesday.
The Eswatini National Association of Teachers (SNAT) has confirmed that police and soldiers have been deployed in schools in the country to monitor the situation.
Two senior United Nations officials have been recalled from Ethiopia after audio recordings containing criticism of senior UN officials was released online, according to a letter and a UN Population Fund (UNFPA) spokesperson.
President Joe Biden will host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for a meeting in Washington on Thursday as the White House weighs sanctions against parties to the conflict in a northern region of the neighboring East African country of Ethiopia.
Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden said on Tuesday that fixing public finances and implementing economic reforms will be a priority - the first sign of the government's intention to launch reforms demanded by lenders - as Tunisia suffers a financial crisis.
Ethiopia's national army launched a ground offensive against forces from the northern region of Tigray on Monday, the region's ruling Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) said.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday hands down its judgment in a case filed by Somalia against Kenya over contested parts of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas.
A major new offensive has been launched in Ethiopia's Northern region, as the national army battles against the Tigray People's Liberation Front. The news comes despite warnings of significant new sanctions against Ethiopia if the fighting continues.
Hundreds of migrants and refugees waited outside a United Nations centre in Tripoli on Sunday to seek help in escaping Libya after what aid groups called a violent crackdown in which thousands were arrested and several shot.
Thousands of Tunisians protested in the capital on Sunday against President Kais Saied's seizure of almost total power as the growing numbers taking to the street in recent weeks have raised the risk of the political crisis unleashing unrest.
A Colombian nun, who was kidnapped in 2017 by Islamist militants in Mali, was freed on Saturday.
At least six migrants were shot dead at a Tripoli detention centre on Friday, the head of the UN migration agency's Libya mission said, as many reportedly escaped from the facility and others gathered in nearby streets.
Copper-rich Zambia suffered a major power outage affecting most parts of the country on Friday after a problem at an important hydropower station, and the state utility said it was working to restore supply.
Five more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria three months ago have been released after ransoms were paid, the school administrator said.
A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Health Minister said on Friday, five months after the end of the most recent outbreak there.
When Sudanese authorities announced last month that they had averted a coup, alleged ringleaders were swiftly rounded up and daily life continued.
Democratic Republic of Congo should renegotiate its $6 billion infrastructure-for-minerals deal with Chinese investors, according to the draft of a report commissioned by a global anti-corruption body of governments, companies and activists.
Africa will start talks with the World Health Organisation about getting the first approved malaria vaccine to the continent as soon as possible, the African Union's top health official said on Thursday, amid calls for funding for drugs beyond COVID-19.
Nigerian security agents on Thursday rescued 187 people who had been abducted by armed gangs in the northwestern state of Zamfara, police said, after authorities launched a sweeping security operation against the kidnappers.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has publically asked the Ethiopian government to give him documented proof that seven UN staffers interfered in the internal affairs of that country.
Distant machine gun fire interrupted a speech by Cameroonian Prime Minister Dion Ngute on Tuesday during a visit to the capital of the restive North West region that Anglophone separatists had vowed to disrupt.
Armed men killed at least 18 people and set ablaze cars and shops in Nigeria's Zamfara state, where the government has imposed a telecoms blackout as part of a security operation against groups of kidnappers, two residents said on Wednesday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, potentially marking a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Ethiopia's government on Wednesday to allow the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to millions in the country's north "without hindrance" as UN officials report deaths from hunger.
The WHO said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, potentially marking a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday nominated incumbent Ahmed Shide to return as finance minister in his new cabinet, signalling a determination to stay with a course of reforms that includes privatising creaking state enterprises.