Ivory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining that an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that police say killed 10 people Tuesday afternoon in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.
More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya, a Spanish aid organisation says.
Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's brutal government.
Global banking giant Citibank has agreed to pay a fine of 69.5m rand ($5.5m, £4.5m) for its role in a price-rigging scandal that broke in South Africa last month.
Tanzania's President has sacked his information minister, who launched an investigation into a powerful government administrator.
South African police are investigating reports that a gang is using fake minibus taxis to lure and rape women in the commercial capital Johannesburg.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pledged on Wednesday to break with her country's decades-old relationship with Africa known as "Francafrique" and abolish the CFA franc currency policy that binds Paris and its former colonies.
The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to north-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency.
A South African judge has issued a banning order to prevent a controversial pastor from using Doom insect repellent for "religious healing".
The eldest granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and an anti-apartheid icon, has been urged to reconsider her decision no longer to vote for the governing African National Congress.
Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker have released it without condition, according to officials.
The death toll from Saturday's landslide at a vast dump in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, has now risen to 113 people, local officials say.
Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country's public health system.
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said on Tuesday, the first time a commercial ship has been seized in the region since 2012.
It is the gateway to Nigeria's capital and seat of government. It is a vital resource for public officials, VIPs, and business travelers.
A one-month-old girl abducted in an apparent car-jacking in the South African city of Durban on Friday has been found safe and well.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has never been "so sick" as he has felt in recent weeks.
Two former policemen in Nigeria have been sentenced to death over the most infamous case of extrajudicial killing in the country's modern history.
The Tanzania Electricity Company (Tanesco) has given its defaulters 14 days to pay their debts or risk being disconnected.
Kenya's main opposition figure, Raila Odinga, who is widely expected to stand against President Uhuru Kenyatta in an election in August, was treated in hospital for food poisoning on Wednesday.
Tropical Cyclone Enawo pushed ashore Tuesday morning in northeastern Madagascar with winds equal to a Category 4 hurricane, AccuWeather reported.
A court in Nigeria has found a former state governor guilty of corruption in one of the first high-profile convictions in President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-graft war.
Somalia's Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, says 110 people have died from hunger in a single region in the past 48 hours amid a severe drought.
Tanzania's most notorious elephant poacher, nicknamed "The Devil", has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Zimbabwe has appealed for $100m (£82m) to help those hit by floods that have killed 246 people since December.
Democratic Republic of Congo's largest opposition party 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.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe travelled to Singapore for a medical checkup on Wednesday, his spokesman said, days after he celebrated his 93rd birthday by vowing to add to his 36 years in charge of the southern African nation.
The Liberian government has confirmed the death in childbirth of a nursing assistant who was among those named Person of the Year by Time magazine in 2014 for helping to fight the Ebola outbreak.
Durban may be unable to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of financial constraints, South Africa's sports minister has said.
"When I found out at 14 that I was HIV-positive, I didn't think I would live to see 18, I am turning 22 this year."
The government was handed another rebuke from the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday when it was ordered to revoke its notice to withdraw from the Rome Statute, which had established the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Kenya's government has announced a ban on state advertising in commercial media in the country, a move intended to cut costs.
Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the river Nile.
Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya's minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi's main airport.
South African officials will inspect workplaces to see if firms are employing undocumented foreigners, the home affairs minister says.
Gambia's former spymaster and head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Yankuba Badjie, has been arrested.
A man in southern Zimbabwe has been trampled to death while he and his two friends were trying to take selfies with elephants, the country’s state-run Chronicle newspaper reports.
South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled "unconstitutional and invalid" by the High Court.
The bodies of 87 African migrants have washed ashore in the Libyan city of Zawiya, in the latest drowning tragedy to hit the region.
A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years.
At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The Gambia has sworn in its new president, Adama Barrow, in front of a crowd of thousands.
The wife of Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year's election and still win votes.
When local people warned that hundreds of Islamist militants were heading towards his remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, Danuma Mphur hurried to summon help.
An air pollution emergency has been declared in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt and an asphalt plant has been shut for "belching out thick smoke", the Ministry of Environment has said.
A president who’s flown abroad to seek medical treatment and given no firm date for his return: Nigeria has been here before.
Guinea's government has temporarily banned beauty pageants after the skimpy outfits in the swimwear section caused outrage, reports BBC Afrique.
A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms
I am deeply concerned by the military mutinies that have beset Côte d’Ivoire in recent weeks. They are a setback not only for the country’s economic development and reputation, but also for Africa’s democratic progress.