Thousands of Somalis prayed in Mogadishu on Friday at a symbolic funeral for more than 300 people killed by the country’s deadliest truck bombing.
Final official results from Liberia's presidential election put George Weah ahead with 38.4 percent of the vote, almost 10 percentage points ahead of his closest rival.
A pastor who had claimed God told him President Robert Mugabe would die on Tuesday has now said "God has changed His mind", Times Live reports.
Four people, believed to be British, have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, police in the country have said.
Tension is mounting once again in Togo following Tuesday's clash between government forces and supporters of the opposition party which left four persons dead.
A senior member of Kenya's electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is unable to hold credible elections next week.
South African lobby group Afriforum has announced plans to privately prosecute President Jacob Zuma’s son.
One picture brings it all back home to me again: Me, an 11-year-old London school pupil, gazing up smiling into the eyes of Thomas Sankara, then president of Burkina Faso.
A first-time Kenyan MP has been asked to apologise after posting a message with sex tips on his constituency WhatsApp group, the local Daily Nation newspaper reports.
As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday.
Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia's presidential election.
A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.
A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 20 people, police say.
A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, shortly after taking off from Abidjan airport, with three people dead and several injured.
A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast.
Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be counted.
Senator George Weah has taken the lead in the early election results announced by Liberia’s electoral commission on Thursday evening.
About 20 people have so been found guilty in Nigeria for involvement with the Islamist militant Boko Haram group.
A woman was raped, whipped and beheaded before a cheering mob in the Democratic Republic of Congo — as punishment for dishing up “forbidden fish” to a group of rebels who then drank her blood.
Moored ships were blown away as a "supercell thunderstorm" swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people.
National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has not formally quit the presidential race.
Kenya's High Court has ruled that all candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month.
The Kenyan parliament has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s election laws, ruling if one candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential vote the other candidate would win automatically.
At least five people have been killed in southern Malawi after they were accused of behaving like vampires.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga pulls out of 26 October election re-run, seeking "credible election."
Liberians are going to the polls to choose a successor to Africa's first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Tunisia's health minister has died of a heart attack after taking part in a charity marathon to help fight cancer.
More than a million doses of antibiotics have been delivered by the World Health Organization to fight an outbreak of plague in Madagascar which has killed at least 33 people.
Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has warned of a possible coup plot amid growing tensions in the fight to succeed her husband.
Liberia is heading to the polls on October 10 with twenty candidates on the ballot paper. The list includes a fashion model, a football icon, a warlord and a host of businessmen and career politicians.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered an investigation into a fire that swept through Kenya's largest open-air market and carried on burning for eight hours, destroying goods worth thousands of dollars.
Residents in Mozambique’s northeastern city of Nampula engaged in protests over the assassination of their mayor, Mahumudo Amurane.
Another year of disappointment for the African favourite for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o who has been tipped to win the prestigious prize since 2010.
Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, the US Africa Command has said.
David and his twin sister, Davida, have been branded evil by his community, the Kaida village on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
Zimbabwe's Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has publicly reprimanded the country's other Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the country.
Kenya’s top university has been closed following unrest and allegations from students of police brutality. It is the latest sign of the deepening tensions over the re-run of the presidential election later this month.
A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained over a story alleging that used underwear had been distributed to ruling Zanu-PF supporters on First Lady Grace Mugabe's behalf, his lawyers say.
Grenade attacks have taken place at the homes of two Ugandan opposition MPs, including singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi.
International rights group, Amnesty International, says it has independently confirmed that 17 people were killed during clashes between Cameroonian security forces and pro-independence protesters.
Police on Monday fired teargas at opposition supporters in the Kenyan capital Nairobi who were calling for the sacking of officials they blame for last month’s botched presidential election, Reuters witnesses said.
The Tunisian navy rescued 98 Tunisians fleeing to Europe when their boat started to sink off Kerkenah on the southeast coast late on Saturday, the national guard said.
Cameroon has banned public meetings and travel in a mainly English-speaking region ahead of a protest to demand independence for the area.
Nigeria is setting up special courts to speed up the trial of corruption cases and give a boost to President Buhari’s efforts to fulfill an electoral pledge to stamp out graft.
National Treasury has approved a fresh transfer of funds to South African Airways (SAA), it said on Friday.
After two days of talks among members of Kenya's electoral commission, the ruling party and the opposition fell apart amid disagreements over how to conduct fresh presidential elections set for next month. There are fears Kenya is headed for a political and constitutional crisis.
A Ugandan Member of Parliament has averred that some of his colleagues who were engaged in chaotic exchanges in the chamber are on drugs.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday accused unnamed officials of his own party of trying to push him into retiring and likened them to the biblical betrayer Judas.
A five-year-old Nigerian boy, who was seriously injured when he was run over by Boko Haram militants three years ago, has taken his first steps since.