Millions of families across the continent are displaced due to armed conflict and violence.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Botswana has led to considerable tremors in South Africa.
Kenyans this week are remembering victims of the Garissa University terror attack in which148 people including 142 students were killed.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday pledged $253 million to fund a five-year plan to end hunger in Zimbabwe.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region.
Deadly cholera is spreading through drought-ravaged Somalia as clean water sources dry up.
The United Nations Security Council has voted to cut the size of its largest and most expensive peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Recent acts of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the killing of foreign United Nations experts, could constitute war crimes.
The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reiterate their strong support for the combined efforts of the AU and IGAD.
As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from acute malnutrition and cholera.
South Sudanese rebels said on Thursday they had freed three oil workers from Pakistan and India that their fighters had seized earlier this month.
Kenya began direct flights between Nairobi and the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after a suspension that lasted close to ten years over security concerns.
The United States Ambassador has accused the United Nations of aiding a corrupt government in the Democratic Republic of Congo; a view the UN was cautious to respond to.
Aisha Gaddafi, the only daughter of the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has had sanctions against her lifted by Europe’s second-highest court, which ruled they were no longer justified.
More than 3 000 people a day are fleeing their homes in search of food and water due to Somalia's worst drought in 20 years.
Volumes of sold tobacco have surged to 33.3% during the first nine days of this year’s tobacco auctioning season in Zimbabwe, despite a ravaging El-Nino.
Malawi is set for a major overhaul of its winner-takes-all electoral system with far-reaching implications for the country, if ongoing efforts to reform the system bear fruit.
Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday.
The High Court Judge has interdicted Zimbabwe government authorities from harassing villagers at a farm that First Lady Grace Mugabe wants to turn into a wildlife park.
Lesotho opposition party says it does not believe SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should be blamed for Lesotho awarding a multibillion rand fleet management contract to BidVest.
Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday while travelling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor.
An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials said.
East African regional grouping, the Intergovernmental Authority and Development, has agreed to create a trust fund for the reconstruction of Somalia.
Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralysed the coup-prone West African country.
Leaders from the East African regional bloc IGAD will on Saturday hold a special summit on Somali refugees in Nairobi.
Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday.
Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive to contain an outbreak of the disease.
The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it held talks with Zambian authorities over the possibility of an aid programme.
Egypt's top appeals court has acquitted Hosni Mubarak over his alleged involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprisings which ended his 30-year rule.
Festus Mogae has told the UN Security Council that there is a heightened sense of alarm that the situation in South Sudan is slipping out of control.