Africa must do more to develop and groom women to take leadership of the continent's development.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a "follow-up medical consultation" with his doctors.
The 4th Ordinary Session of the 4th Parliament is currently underway in Midrand, until the 19th of May.
Eighty-two of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014 arrived in Abuja on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
A bus crash in Tanzania that claimed the lives of 32 primary school pupils, two teachers and the driver was likely caused by speeding, police said.
The small, palm-fringed fishing town of Palma was meant to become a symbol of Mozambique's glittering future, transformed by one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas projects.
British charity Oxfam has warned that African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave for other countries.
Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region on Friday, local and security sources told AFP.
President Jacob Zuma has extended the deployment of South African soldiers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Malek was arrested in 2015 on charges of collecting foreign currency from the Egyptian market and transferring it outside of the country with the aim of harming the national economy.
The famine ravaging South Sudan could claim six million lives, as the international community struggles to raise the $4.4 billion needed to avert a full-blown disaster
The former president and his ministers are charged with ordering to shoot at protesters in 2014.
Kenya began trading its debut phone based bond at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday.
Mozambique's Afonso Dhlakama extended indefinitely a unilateral truce he first announced in December, calling it the "beginning of the end" of the war between his rebels and the government.
Kenya plans to export its first oil in June, despite analysts saying the test phase faces major challenges and appears political motivated.
The WEF will among other issues grapple with the impact of conflict and famine.
Arts and Culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa has officially launched the celebrations for Africa Month.
The 27th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa can produce outcomes which turn around the lives of ordinary South Africans and the continent at large.
Around 20 of Africa's endangered Eastern black rhinos are returning in an "extraordinary homecoming" to Rwanda after the species disappeared there 10 years ago.
Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50% from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.
Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems.
The Lesotho capital Maseru has seen the first joint major rally ahead of the June elections.
A Soweto student has died after drowning while on a school trip in Mozambique.
Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous conservationist.
In the Congolese town once home to the palm oil plantations of Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever, memories of forced labour mingle with nostalgia.
Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.
Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote "unity and fraternity" with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.
Thabo Mbeki has received an honorary degree from Kenya's Dedan Kimathi University for his role in the liberation of SA as well the African Renaissance.
Kenya’s opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance has named former Prime Minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga as its presidential flag bearer.
Namibian President Hage Geingob has called on SADC member states to urgently address the land question.