The United Nations and its agencies have branded the famine declared in certain parts of South Sudan, man-made.
The Lutheran World Federation says there is complete lack of International attention on the unfolding humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group that is fighting the UN-backed Somali government, did not immediately claim responsibility.
Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, is turning 93 next Tuesday and he is still going strong.
Mozambique's Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, will visit thousands of residents at Inhambane and Gaza provinces following the tropical cyclone Dineo.
Three East African countries can now jointly market their tourism products on line with the launch of the first joint East African destination portal.
Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms.
Six civil society organisations believed to be close to the Burundi government regime organised protests in the capital Bujumbura and the second town Gitega on Saturday.
The United Nations has confirmed its receipt of a Gambian decision to rescind its withdrawal from the Rome Statute that governs membership of the international Criminal Court.
Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe says President Robert Mugabe, her husband, is irreplaceable and will continue to rule from the grave.
The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) says there is still a "window of opportunity' to avert a possible famine in Somalia.
Seven suspected Boko Haram militants blew themselves on the outskirts of a northeast Nigerian city on Friday.
Rebels in Central African Republic killed at least 32 civilians after clashes with a rival armed group; Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron faced a storm of criticism from his right-wing opponents over his comments condemning France's colonial past in Algeria.
At least 11 people were killed in central Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.
Botswana put its national airline up for tender on Monday, as part of its latest drive to privatise loss-making state companies.
MTN has joined hands with the South African High Commission in Kenya to provide scholarships to bright but needy girls in the East African nation.
The UN Secretary-General has praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi for his commitment in fighting terrorism.
Zimbabwean banks only have enough cash in offshore accounts to finance about two weeks' worth of the country's imports, according to a statement from the central bank on Wednesday.
The BBC has begun the search for Africa's next journalism star launching the 2017 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award in Blantyre, Malawi.
Doctors and medical practitioners in several private healthcare facilities in Kenya began a 48-hour strike on Wednesday.
At least 11 people were killed in central Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in clashes between the army and a militia loyal to a traditional chief killed in fighting with police last year.
Nigeria declared an air pollution emergency in a major southern city on Tuesday and closed an asphalt plant there after residents complained about the fumes.
The Lesotho Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) says it is mobilising international support to curtail what it sees as government intimidation of the media.
Lesotho opposition leaders who were exiled in South Africa for more than a year and a half have finally arrived home.
A military court in the northern Somalian town of Bosaso has sentenced seven suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants to death.
At least 13 people were killed in central Mali at the weekend in inter-ethnic clashes between Fulanis and Bambaras, the interior ministry said on Monday.
Zimbabwe on Monday played host of the Southern African Development Community’s regional World Radio Day commemorations under the theme “Radio is You"
Kenya’s employment and labour relations court has jailed members of the country’s doctors union for a month for failure to call off the ongoing medics strike.
Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers.