Nigeria has launched an online system aimed at enabling business executives to apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later, its immigration service said on Thursday.
Nigeria's debt office said on Thursday it raised 2.07 billion naira ($6.6 million) from a new two-year savings bond intended for retail investors.
The International Red Cross says the world has just three months to stop the situation in Somalia and Yemen where millions of people are under threat of starvation.
Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 18-year jail term following attempt to bribe witness.
The UNHCR said on Tuesday it is concerned about Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to northeast Nigeria, an area struggling with insurgency and facing a potential famine.
The deteriorating security situation in the DRC remains a source of major concern while violence and threats to civilians are no longer concentrated in the east of the country.
At least four people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometre away from the presidential compound in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police said.
Namibia's president said Tuesday that the government is considering radical land expropriation to spur the transfer of property to the country's black majority.
Cameroon is forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram to go home against their will, despite a recent agreement between the countries to prevent forced returns.
Delegates at the African Economic Platform in Mauritius will today debate the competitiveness of the African businesses.
South Sudanese continue to flee their country because of the ongoing fighting and famine.
Several people are feared to have been killed in a plane crash in northern South Sudan, local broadcaster Eye Radio said on Twitter.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken a swipe at South Africa for what he says is Pretoria's failure to open up free trade in the SADC region.
The Prime Minister of Mauritus Kumar Jugnauth has called on all African leaders to rely on each other's strengthens to make up for their weaknesses.
The first step to prepare for elections in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho has been completed.
Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the north east Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
Lesotho's citizens have their last chance on Sunday to register or change their voting stations ahead of the June 3 National Assembly elections.
Home Affairs ministers from the SADC region have gathered in Sandton to discuss South Africa's white paper on international migration.
Ethiopia will operate its first trans-boundary railway network in May this year. The railway links Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to Djibouti in the north.
The SADC Troika summit held a meeting on Friday night to discuss the volatile situation in the eastern DRC and the political uncertainty in Lesotho.
East Africa’s winery sector is expected to expand rapidly over the next few years.
The 15 member Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc is expected to make a decision whether to accept the two countries which have applied to join the regional body.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has named Saad Eddine El Othmani of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) as the country's new prime minister and asked him to form a government.
Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday when a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in.
Political developments in Lesotho are set to dominate talks at the SADC Extra-Ordinary Summit in Swaziland this weekend.
The United Nations (UN) and aid agencies have appealed for $166 million to provide humanitarian assistance to countries who have been affected by the ongoing drought in East Africa.
Gunmen in famine-hit South Sudan killed two people and wounded three when they attacked a humanitarian convoy in the centre of the country, the IOM said in a statement on Thursday.
Four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a disaster agency spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The Zimbabwe tobacco selling season has kicked off in Harare.
Armed groups aligned with a UN-backed government in Tripoli took over a compound occupied by a self-declared rival prime minister.