UN investigators have discovered five probable mass grave sites in eastern Congo's Ituri province where an outbreak of ethnic violence has killed at least 263 people.
Thousands have marched in protest against new electoral laws in Madagascar's capital.
Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike for better wages.
Madagascar troops are deployed to a major site of protests against electoral laws.
Mali’s army says 15 militants have been killed in an anti-terror operation in the restive north.
Madagascar police fired teargas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due later this year.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts short a trip to Britain to deal with protests at home.
Ethiopia's new premier Abiy Ahmed has named a new defense minister as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public.
Protests in Senegal over a proposed law imposing fresh conditions on election candidates turn violent.
Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response by the country's new leadership to growing labor arrest.
The corpses of at least 16 people were laid in front of the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic.
The United Nations says an aid worker was killed in South Sudan when gunmen shot at his agency vehicle.
The incident occurred shortly after UN peacekeepers and CAR troops launched an operation targeting armed groups in a flashpoint district of Bangui.
Six miners were killed and two were injured when the roof of a tunnel collapsed at a gold mining site operated by US-based Newmont in Ghana's southern region.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has appointed Uzziel Ndagijimana as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5-billion arms deal, later telling a crowd he would be proven innocent in the long-running case.
Djibouti has ordered the grounding of US military flights and put on hold an ongoing air operation off its coast, following a string of aviation accidents this week.
Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio won a narrow victory in a run-off election to become Sierra Leone's next president.
Villagers in central Mali have said six people found dead in a mass grave last month had been arrested by the military three days earlier.
Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness.
Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed has promised to push through democratic reforms in an effort to end three years of unrest.
More than 1,100 people have been arrested in Ethiopia since the nation declared a state of emergency following the prime minister's resignation last month.
Sierra Leone's electoral staff prepared polling stations in Freetown as voters queued for presidential run-off.
Prime minister-elect Abiye Ahmed, a retired lieutenant general from Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, will be sworn in on Monday.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Accra, Ghana's capital, on Wednesday to protest against a controversial military deal with Washington .
A Chadian soldier and 20 Boko Haram militants have been killed in a clash in the volatile Lake Chad region.
Nearly 1.5 million people have left sub-Saharan Africa for Europe and the United States since 2010, while millions more are making plans to follow in their footsteps, a research says.
A car bomb kills at least 14 people and injures several others near a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the African Union says.
A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left 20 people dead and affected 19,000 more.
President Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe's first presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of Mugabe's long rule will take place in July.
Ethnic Violence in Congo's northeast has forced more than 32,000 people to flee to Bunia and another 28,000 have also fled into Uganda.
Botswana's President Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching.
The Zimbabwean president says the country "has moved on" in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal "coup d'etat".
The UN refugee agency says more than 57,000 people have fled violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Prosecutors charged the former president with 16 counts including racketeering and money laundering.
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe describes his departure from office in November last year as the result of a “coup d'état” that must be undone.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday renewing for a year its peace mission in South Sudan, while also threatening to later impose an arms embargo if necessary.
Guinea's powerful teachers' union reached a deal with the government on a pay raise.
Senior doctors joined the escalated strike, which calls for pay raise and addressing drugs shortage in hospitals.
A bus crash incident in Ethiopia has left 38 people in northern Amhara region.
Some 300,000 children of the two million children at risk of starvation are in Kasai.
Sierra Leoneans has voted in a general election to pick a new president, with many craving economic change and a boost to living standards in one of the world's poorest countries.
Ethiopia's ruling coalition is expected to meet this week to choose a new prime minister, most likely from the populous Oromo ethnic group.
South Africans are told not to consume “ready to eat” processed meat on Sunday as a deadly listeria outbreak is linked to a sausage meat made by the country’s biggest consumer foods group.
Seven people have died in a raid by suspected Ugandan extremist rebels in the village of Eringeti in DR Congo's restive North Kivu province.
South Sudan says it does not trust a UN probe of sexual abuses committed by its own peacekeepers against civilians at a protection camp.
A fresh flare-up of ethnic violence claims the lives of at least 49 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Five assailants from a pick-up truck carried out the coordinated attack in the center of Ouagadougou.
Four United Nations (UN) peacekeepers were killed in central Mali on Wednesday after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED).
Five other education workers were also killed in the attack.
Fifteen people have been killed in a resurgence of violence in DR Congo's troubled Kasai region blamed on a suspected militia.
An administrative official has been snatched over the weekend from one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions.
Djibouti’s ruling party wins a landslide victory in parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition, gaining almost 90 percent of the parliamentary seats.
One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people there face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return, a report says.
Violence erupted in the DR Congo’s third largest city of Kisangani when security forces tried to disperse hundreds of people marching after Mass at the city’s cathedral.
The Horn of Africa country of Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal that had been leased out to Dubai Ports World (DP World) for 30 years.
The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission, says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes."
The European Union is to double the budget allocated to a multi-national force in West Africa’s Sahel region as part of a declared mission to crack down on militancy and human trafficking there.
Listeriosis in South Africa has killed 172 people since the start of last year.
Nigeria-based Boko Haram kills 7 people in neighboring Chad and Cameroon.
The United Nations says journalists in South Sudan were killed, beaten, detained, denied entry or fired for doing their jobs in over 60 incidents.
Two French soldiers have been killed and another hurt when their armored vehicle struck a mine in Mali.
Libya's coastguard has rescued 441 refugees in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast.
A cholera outbreak in Malawi described as "very difficult to contain" has claimed nine lives and affected a total of 541 people nationwide.
At least 17 people were killed and several others injured in Mozambique's capital when a 15-meter pile of garbage collapsed due to heavy rain.
About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent.
A new attack by Ugandan rebels has left at least five civilians dead in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Haiti’s president says the prostitution scandal involving workers of British charity group Oxfam is only the tip of an iceberg, urging probes into other aid organizations in the country.
A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defense minister says.
Ethiopia has announced a state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his intention to step down.
Uganda says it is widening a probe of government officials who allegedly stole aid intended for refugees to include UN staff.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has suddenly resigned in an effort he said is aimed at enabling reforms and peace.
The UN says it registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year.
South African lawmakers formally name Cyril Ramaphosa as new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigns under intense pressure from his own party.
South African President Jacob Zuma declared his resignation when addressing the nation late Wednesday night.
Public service labor unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed education, health, vocational training and the telecommunications industries.
Three soldiers and two civilians have been killed and 11 other people injured in an accident involving DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's motorcade.
Zuma's presidency has been plagued by a sliding support for the ANC.
South African police raid the Johannesburg estate of a family linked to embattled President Jacob Zuma.
About 200,000 people have been displaced in ethnic clashes since mid-December in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a source says.
South Africa has braced for a major political showdown as scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma rejected a direct order from the ruling ANC party to leave office.
South Africa has declared a "national disaster" over a drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatened to leave the city of Cape Town without domestic tap water.
Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam faces fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.
South African President Jacob Zuma is given 48 hours to leave his post as the head of state following an emergency African National Congress (ANC) party meeting.
Separatist fighters have killed three soldiers and wounded four others during an attack overnight in the English-speaking Southwest region.
The UN warns an ongoing offensive in eastern Congo could displace 370,000 people.
A Guinean minister and the international community have appealed for calm after seven people were killed in violence linked to fraud allegations that marred local elections at the weekend.
Miguna Miguna, a provocative firebrand and member of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Kenya, is deported to Canada.
Hundreds of angry anti-US protesters rally in the restive South Sudan’s capital of Juba, beating at least a couple of journalists.
South Africa’s ruling party postpones a meeting to discuss the fate of the country’s scandal-hit president but will provide details later in the day.