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.
A campaign to inform would-be migrants in Africa about the dangers of heading to Europe via the Mediterranean sea aims to reach people in 15 African countries through social media, radio and tv.
Doctors in Kenyan public hospitals have ended their three-month strike following their signing of a return to work agreement with the government.
The Nigerian army has rescued 455 civilians held hostage by the Boko Haram terror group northeast of the country.
Nigeria's leader in the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says Nigerians only hear about violence in South Africa.
Somali pirates are suspected to have hijacked a Sri Lankan-flagged fuel freighter after it sent a distress call, turned off its tracking system and altered course.
Lesotho's Independent Electoral Commission says three months is the shortest time that it has ever had to prepare for elections.
A Zimbabwean woman is rebuilding her life after miraculously surviving floods by hanging onto a tree for more than six hours, with her two month old baby strapped on her back.
Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years.
Zimbabwe has the highest teenage fertility rate in sub Saharan Africa.