Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has left the country to Singapore. Reports indicate that the 93-year-old is taking his annual holidays.
Former South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been hurt in a prison brawl, less than two weeks after his sentence for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was more than doubled.
Children's rights activists have condemned the pardon of two child rapists by the Tanzanian president.
The school teachers have quietly disappeared so now parents are going through crash courses to replace them.
At least 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
President Jacob Zuma will appeal the judgment of the High Court in Pretoria, in which he was found to be too conflicted to appoint the national director of public prosecutions.
President Jacob Zuma cannot appoint, remove or suspend the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), a full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has ordered.
Liberia's Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October's first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run.
Conflict has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, causing "a mega-crisis", aid agencies say.
The Swiss government has announced that it will return $320m (£240m) of the money allegedly stolen by Nigeria's late military ruler Sani Abacha.
A Nigerian governor has created a new role for his sister - as commissioner for happiness and couples' fulfilment.
South Africa's corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela's funeral four years ago.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in his first cabinet since coming into power following a military take over two weeks ago.
Liberia is in the thick of uncertainty after its Supreme Court ruled in November that a presidential run-off vote cannot proceed until a complaint of fraud and irregularities in the first round has been investigated.
The family of former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq say they do not know where is after he was deported from the United Arab Emirates.
Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet.
Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions.
Harun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya - and from there to Europe.
The home of the founder of Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram is to be turned into a museum, in the hope it will boost tourism in the area.
Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to overcome Kenya's divisions after being sworn in for a second term as president, at a ceremony boycotted by the opposition.
Nigeria's government plans to write to 500 wealthy Nigerians with property and trusts abroad, urging them to come clean about their tax status or risk being being prosecuted and fined.
Seven employees of Uganda's Red Pepper tabloid, including including senior editors, have been charged with defaming President Yoweri Museveni, his brother Gen Salim Saleh and Security Minister Henry Tumukunde, the state-linked New Vision newspaper has reported.
Zimbabwe has officially declared 21 February to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president's birthday a public holiday, the Herald newspaper reports.
The 70-year-old Jesuit priest from Zimbabwe said he's mediated between bitter political rivals in the past.
The king of Morocco called for all mosques in the country to pray for rain on Friday, amid a shortage threatening the country's agriculture.
Zimbabwe's former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, taken into custody by the military after it took power, has appeared in court in Harare.
A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe's president in a ceremony in a packed stadium in the country's capital, Harare.
Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed a "new and unfolding democracy" after returning from exile to replace Robert Mugabe.
The Head of Political Science Department of the University of Ghana says the leadership of the AU should lead the charge to prevent African presidents from entrenching themselves in power.
Despite the cheers and the blaring of car horns that signaled the end of the Robert Mugabe era, the opposition in Zimbabwe say they are not guaranteed freedom.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says.
The Zimbabwean parliament has started impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe.
The Zambian government has officially waded into the political crisis in next door Zimbabwe after stating last week that it was monitoring the situation.
Zimbabwe's embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down.
Zimbabwe's ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader, officials say.
President Robert Mugabe's closest allies in the party he founded are calling on him to step down, as pressure on him intensifies following a military intervention and protests.
An investigation is underway after the main parliament building in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé was badly damaged by a fire which ripped through four floors.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country's army took over on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation.
President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.
Four suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people and wounded many others in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says.
Soldiers are reported to have taken over the headquarters of Zimbabwe's national broadcaster, ZBC, amid a growing political crisis.
Allies of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe have warned the military chief against meddling in politics.
South Africa's notorious snake pastor Penuel Mnguni has fed cockroaches to two brothers in his congregation, alleging that the insects turned into cheese for the one and spices for the other.
Zimbabwe's army chief has warned those responsible for "purging" the country's ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military will step in.
A South African police officer is recovering in hospital after being attacked by members of a church.
A train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, UN radio station Okapi reports.
Eighteen militiamen are on trial in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of raping 46 children.
Four people have appeared in a Zimbabwean court for allegedly booing First Lady Grace Mugabe, state-owned media reports.