Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a third wave of coronavirus infections, with its epicentre in the capital, Kinshasa, one of Africa's most-populous cities, Health Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani said on Thursday.
Twitter removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings.
136 students were abducted from an Islamic school in Nigeria on Sunday, local authorities confirmed Wednesday.
United Nations humanitarian officials say that the overall security situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia remains highly complex.
The International Criminal Court has asked Sudan to hand over one of the key people accused of war crimes and genocide in Darfur and an ally of ousted President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the visiting chief ICC prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Many families displaced by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fled into neighbouring Rwanda to find safety.
Member of both the South African and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Pemmy Majodina says they are ashamed of the chaos during the sitting of the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand over the past two days.
Much of Africa may have been spared the death toll that COVID-19 brought to other regions, but it now faces recession, growing violence and higher unemployment because of the pandemic, a report said on Wednesday.
The African Union has suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
At least 23 migrants from Africa drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, and 70 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent humanitarian organisation said on Tuesday.
Economics Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says the African Union needs to intervene in recent issues raised by the Pan African Parliament at Midrand in Johannesburg.
The Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, has been suspended yet again as MPs continue to fight over the electoral system.
The disease has claimed the lives of some prominent MPs and officials from the president's office.
The Southern Caucus is calling for rotational leadership based on AU rules, while the Eastern and Western Caucuses want to keep the direct voting system.
On Monday, chaos erupted in the chamber in Midrand when members of the PAP argued over rotational leadership instead of direct elections.
Zimbabwe's Constitutional law expert Professor Lovemore Madhuku says an order for the exhumation and reburial of former President Robert Mugabe issued by a traditional Chief in Zvimba district is "outrageous" and "defies logic".
Some members of the PAP resorted to violence on Monday as frustrations grew over whether the Presidency should be on a rotational basis or via the current direct ballot box.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo plans to return home on June 17 following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, his party said on Monday.
South African Member of Parliament Pemmy Majodina will no longer be opening a case of assault against a fellow Pan-African Parliament member.
There are chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, Johannesburg.
Burkina Faso, one of several countries in Africa that has yet to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, received its first shipment under the global vaccine-sharing scheme, COVAX, on Sunday, the Health Ministry said.
The elections of Pan-African Parliament's leadership could be further delayed after the body's legal entity found that the current system was unlawful.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday suspended Mali’s membership of the regional bloc in response to last week’s coup, Ghana’s foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, said after a summit in Accra to respond to the crisis.
West African leaders will discuss on Sunday how to respond to a coup in Mali, gathering in the Ghanaian capital Accra for a summit to be attended by Assimi Goita, who was named interim Malian president after leading the takeover last week.
Ethiopian pro-government demonstrators denounced the United States on Sunday for imposing restrictions on aid over the Tigray conflict, at a massive rally organised by the authorities to show support for their positions.
President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday France would invest in boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to help close a gap in the availability of the shots between African and Western nations.
Kidnappers have released the remaining 14 students who had been held captive after being abducted last month from a northern Nigerian university, a senior member of the teaching staff said on Saturday.
Mali's interim president, Assimi Goita, said he would establish a government of "consensus and inclusivity" on Friday after being confirmed in his post by the constitutional court.
Head of the Department of International Relations at Wits University, Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, says it is not too late for the Mozambican government to initiate dialogue with the militants in the north of the country.
Mali's constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president.