In Nigeria, a 23-year-old trainee journalist, Precious Owolabi, is now confirmed to have died after being hit by a stray bullet during clashes between members of a pro-Iranian Shia group and security forces in the capital, Abuja.
South Africa's highest court has ruled that a top state official charged with investigating corruption lied under oath and acted in bad faith.
Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other treasury officials have been arrested on corruption and fraud charges related to a multimillion-dollar project to build two massive dams, police said.
A member of Nigeria's air force has returned a parcel to its owner that contained 37,000 euros ($41,500; £33,300) in cash, the air force says.
Four Turkish nationals have been abducted in western Nigeria, local police have told the BBC.
British Airways abruptly suspended flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what had prompted the move.
An 18-year-old student who was rushed to hospital from an exam hall tells the BBC she went back to complete her tests just 30 minutes after giving birth.
In an unprecedented move, Eritrean bishops in the Orthodox church have expelled their former patriarch, Abune Antonios.
The Public Protector has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa “deliberately” misled parliament about a R500,000 donation he received from Gavin Watson, the CEO of the corruption accused Bosasa group.
Hundreds of South African soldiers were deployed on Thursday to crime-ridden suburbs of Cape Town to counter a surge of shootings, gang violence and murders.
A Nigerian imam, who saved 262 Christians from killer herdsman by hiding them in his mosque and home, has been honoured by the US government.
Kenya’s war on betting reached new heights on Wednesday when its interior ministry ordered the deportation of 17 foreign directors of betting firms operating in the country.
The former President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain De Souza, has passed away in Paris, Wednesday.
Africans are twice as likely to be refused UK visas than applicants from any other part of the world, a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Africa shows.
A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria.
World Health Organisation has warned about the danger of an Ebola epidemic as the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities call for calm as the first case of Ebola haemorrhagic fever is reported in Goma, a populous town in Eastern DRC near the border to Rwanda.
South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.
Ashley Abrahams, a 37-year-old homeless man, is one of over 100,000 regular heroin users in South Africa, according to a survey published in March by European project ENACT, which fights organised transnational crimes.
At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist and several foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia.
A truck carrying a gas tanker on Wednesday exploded in Worcester, a town 70 miles north of Cape Town, South Africa injuring six people, including firefighters.
Four men in Nigeria's northern city of Kano have received death threats for organising a mock wedding on Facebook that was deemed offensive to Islam.
South African business leaders are becoming frustrated with the pace of reform under President Cyril Ramaphosa. His cabinet choices and spending pledges haven’t helped.
An aircraft built by South African teenagers has successfully landed in Egypt six weeks after it set off from Cape Town.
Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the northeast of the country, killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen, sources told Reuters on Sunday.
From early next year, Facebook intends to let its two billion-odd users - more than 139 million of whom are in Africa - make digital payments through its apps and popular messaging service WhatsApp using a new crypto-currency called Libra.
Sudan's military leaders have reached an agreement with the opposition alliance to share power until elections can be held, mediators say.
Paul Njoroge lost his entire family when Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on 10 March. 157 people died.
At least two people were killed after a pipeline fire outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday morning.
At least 80 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia.
The continent’s biggest economy, Nigeria announced on Wednesday that it would sign the Africa free trade agreement at the coming African Union summit.
An attack which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre outside the Libyan capital could constitute a war crime, a UN official said.
Police in South Africa are looking for four suspects who allegedly robbed a church after demanding to be prayed for.
An airstrike that hit a migrant detention center near the Libyan capital early Wednesday has left at least 40 people dead and another 200 injured.
Some parents in Kenya take the secret of their HIV status to their graves, leaving their children ignorant and unwell.
At least 50 people were killed in Nigeria when fuel from a crashed truck that they were siphoning up caught fire, a spokesman for the governor in central Benue state said on Tuesday.
A Rwandan man who hid his involvement in the 1994 genocide has been sentenced to eight years in jail.
Police in London have confirmed that a yet to be identified man has died as he stole his way via the rear compartment of a Kenya Airways, KQ, flight from Nairobi to London.
A Nigerian pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is at the centre of a rape allegation, which he denies, says he's taking a "leave of absence from the pulpit of the church".
Senegalese customs authorities have seized nearly 800kg (1,700lb) of cocaine on a ship, officials say.
Over two thousand people demonstrated on Sunday in northeastern Nigeria,in Maiduguri, to protest extrajudicial executions and abuses by vigilante militias fighting against Boko Haram’s jihadists, an AFP correspondent said.
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has been posthumously awarded the 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence.
Sudan's main opposition group says security forces raided its office and blocked a press conference on the eve of mass protests against military rule.
Eritrea has hit out at critics of the recent policy of seizing and shutting all Catholic-run health centres.
Wole Soyinka's son has weighed in on the debate about whether his father should have been forced to move from an aeroplane's window seat by a much younger man.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi is in hospital after suffering a "severe health crisis", officials say.
At least 16 people have been crushed to death at a stadium in Madagascar during independence day celebrations.
Synthetic opioid use is booming, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a worldwide drug report that showed deaths in the United States from overdoses still rising and a “crisis” of tramadol use emerging in parts of Africa.
A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country.
A 23-year-old former beauty queen in The Gambia, Toufah Jallow, has said she was raped in 2015 by ex-President Yahya Jammeh when he was in office.
Lebanese businessman Jamal Hamed has approached the High Court demanding $4 million from former First Lady Grace Mugabe in defamation compensation and damages to his three houses that she seized.