Nigeria's total debt rose to17.36 trillion naira ($56 billion) as of Dec. 2016 from 12.60 trillion naira a year earlier.
More than 300 000 children in Somalia may starve to death if humanitarian aid does not reach them soon.
Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has paid tribute to around 300 women soldiers deployed on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Kenya's state sector doctors, who have been on strike for three months, said on Wednesday they would not resume work after a government order the day before.
The Kenyan government has ordered striking doctors to resume work and announced that it has withdrawn a 50% pay increment after talks to resolve the strike failed.
Lesotho will hold another general election in three months, after two snap elections in 2012, and 2015.
Tropical cyclone Enawo struck Madagascar on Tuesday, buffeting the island with powerful winds, heavy rain and high seas.
United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in drought-stricken Somalia to discuss a hunger crisis that has ravaged the country.
African parliamentarians have lamented the announcement by the United States government that it will implement major reductions in foreign aid.
Amnesty International on Tuesday renewed its call for a UN investigation into suspected chemical weapons attacks by Sudanese government forces in Darfur.
Zimbabwean authorities have declared a national disaster and appealed to international donors for $100 million to help flood-stricken areas.
Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said.
South African companies and farmers looking to branch out beyond the republic’s borders should consider the potential offered by Zambia as the Agritech Expo Zambia takes place in Chisamba from April.
Militants attacked a Malian army post near the border of Burkina Faso on Sunday, killing 11soldiers, a Mali defence ministry spokesman told Reuters.
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Ghana ahead of its 60th independence anniversary on Monday.
Zimbabwean junior doctors on Sunday called off a three-week strike saying the government had partially met their demands.
110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought.
Four suspected poachers and a ranger have been shot dead in an anti-poaching operation, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Lesotho opposition parties that this week won a motion of "no confidence" in the Prime Minister, have called on the King to not to dissolve parliament.
An armed faction entered two major Libyan oil ports on Friday, pushing back forces that captured and reopened the terminals in September, officials and residents said.
Mozambique's Renamo opposition party and rebel movement extended a ceasefire by two months on Friday to allow further peace talks with President Filipe Nyusi's government.
Ethiopia is one of the only two countries that were never colonised in the continent celebrated its 121 years of defeating Italians.
Clashes between militias near the CAR town of Bambari could soon escalate into full-blown conflict, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes and triggering a humanitarian 'catastrophe'.
Multiple explosions have rocked the outskirts of Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, killing three suicide bombers.
The DRC's main opposition coalition said it had named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him on Thursday, but some within the opposition rejected the choice.
Egypt's top appeals court found Hosni Mubarak innocent on Thursday of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking medical treatment in Singapore while his country’s hospitals have been turning away the sick.
Kenyan soldiers killed 57 militants in fighting in southern Somalia on Wednesday, a military spokesman said.
South Africa has deported 97 Nigerians for various offences following a series of raids, Nigerian officials said on Wednesday.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has lost a confidence vote in Parliament and may call a snap election.