Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness.
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed former vice president, Moody Awori, to an oversight board that will manage the sports, art and social development fund.
At least one child was shot and killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Lomé on Saturday.
A man suspected of starting a fire in South Africa's Alexandra township has been killed by a mob.
People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said.
A woman who used various false identities to gain access to Nigeria's presidential complex to allegedly run business scams has been arrested.
Campaigners have accused the UK Home Office of a lack of "decency" after it emerged dozens of people deported to Commonwealth countries have not been contacted by the Windrush task force.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has denied rumours that he had died and had been replaced by a lookalike.
A road transport crisis loomed large in Kenya's capital Nairobi with Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators vowing to defy an order to keep off the central business district (CBD) starting Monday.
Harvey Davis comes to open the gate to his dusty, wind swept compound in the remote part of northern Namibia.
The promise for a better future for Africa’s generations ominously hangs in the balance following a declining performance in education, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance has hinted.
UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has started to use drones, the army has said, in a clear sign that the jihadists have become increasingly sophisticated to garner intelligence on the movement of troops.
Kenyan police have fired warning shots at anti-corruption officers to help two colleagues accused of bribery to escape from detention, Kenya's Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said.
As part of measures to fight fake news ahead of Nigeria’s election in February, a new website called CrossCheck Nigeria has been launched.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived for a one-day working visit in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and the birthplace of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has said he prefers Chinese to Western aid as it comes with fewer conditions.
Three Chinese nationals have been charged with attempting to bribe investigators working on an alleged ticketing scam in a massive Kenyan railway project.
At least 29 people are now known to have died after a cruise boat carrying party revellers capsized on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police say.
HARARE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore for the last two months and is no longer able to walk, though he should return home next week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday.
A South African teenager is in police custody accused of stabbing to death a young boy in a school toilet, where he had hidden in wait for him overnight.
The North Gauteng High Court in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, has ruled in favour of the Xolobeni community - finding that they have a constitutionally protected right to refuse to allow mining on their traditional land.
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed more than 44 army officers, including a senior commander, in an attack on a military base in a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, according to army sources and local media.
A Moroccan woman has been accused of killing her lover and serving up his remains to Pakistani workers in the United Arab Emirates, prosecutors say.
Tanzania’s government has deployed the military to deal with yet another economic issue, this time working with the central bank to investigate suspected money laundering in the northern city of Arusha.
Facebook has come under fire for a "barbaric use of technology" that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its site.
Kenya's president has launched the country's first coastguard to protect and monitor its territorial waters.
LawPavilion Business Solutions, the foremost Legal Technologies Company in Nigeria is set to release Nigeria’s first Artificial Intelligence Legal Assistant.
South Africa’s economic recovery plans face serious constraints with growing debt of state firms domestically and capital outflows as a result of global trade tensions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday.
Rescued migrants refuse to leave ship taking them to Libya Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port. Some told journalists they would rather die than be forced to disembark in Libya where they say they were held captive and tortured by smugglers. The ship brought them to Misrata on 10 November after picking them up from a boat off Libya's western coast. They are said to be from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Fourteen people including unaccompanied children and a mother and baby left the ship on Wednesday for official detention centres in Libya but, according to Qatar-based broadcaster al-Jazeera, 77 migrants remained on board on Sunday. MSF aid workers have been treating burns and "witnessing the despair" among those still aboard the ship. The migrants were picked up by a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, the Nivin, on 8 November. According to a UN statement quoted by AFP news agency, they are from Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia. "How come you want me to leave the ship and stay in Libya?" Sudanese migrant Biktor, 17, asked when speaking to Reuters news agency earlier in the week. "We agree to go to any place but not Libya." Biktor said his brother and friend had both died at the hands of smugglers in Bani Walid, a smuggling centre south of Tripoli. Other migrants told al-Jazeera they had thought they would be taken to Malta when they boarded the cargo ship. "All people are saying now we don't want to go outside until we die here," said Kai, 18, from South Sudan. The campaign group Amnesty International said on Friday the people rescued should not be "forced to disembark to be taken to a Libyan detention centre where they could face torture and other abuse". "Under international law, no-one should be sent to a place where their life is at risk," Amnesty added. Libya is a major transit centre for smugglers attempting to take undocumented migrants to Europe. Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port.
Cyril Ramaphosa said his campaign to become leader of the ruling ANC last year received a payment from a firm with links to his son has been returned.
An MP and former militia leader in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been extradited to The Hague to face trial for crimes against humanity.
While many places stock up on alcohol ahead of the Christmas period, a city council in South Africa is doing the opposite - and pouring away thousands of litres of alcohol.
At least 42 people are confirmed to have died in a deadly fire aboard a bus in Zimbabwe late on Thursday.
The US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China.
At Suzuki Motor Corp’s (7269.T) showroom in the Kenyan capital, hundreds of its Alto compact cars are waiting to be collected.
A Nigerian judge has said she wants missing pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu back in court after he resurfaced in Israel following his disappearance last year, the AFP news agency reports.
The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years.
South Africa’s embattled Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has resigned two weeks after a video of him masturbating was widely circulated online.
The mass eviction is creating an increasingly heavy burden on an already unstable, conflict-weary region.
Police in Uganda say 10 students died and 30 students were injured when a boys dormitory at a boarding school was set ablaze after the doors were padlocked.
The final four hostages of the 81 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released.
Rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) have fallen dramatically among girls in Africa in the last two decades, according to new research.
The number of people killed when suicide bombers and gunmen struck a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital has risen to 39 from the initial 22, police said on Saturday.
One of the kidnapped female students freed in Cameroon said her captors warned her and other students not to return to school.
Police in Ethiopia say they have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country.
Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river on the border between Botswana and Namibia.
Prince Charles has spoken about the ongoing dispute over whose Jollof rice is best, only to side step the issue of revealing his own preference.
Israel is appealing to Ghana to support her regain her status at the African Union as an Observer.
Scuffles have broken out in South Africa's parliament between the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and other opposition parties after lawmakers exchanged slurs during a question and answer session with the president.
Police in Uganda will decide today whether to charge Ugandan academic and feminist activist, Stella Nyanzi, with crimes concerning an "offensive" post on Facebook.
Dozens of people, mostly school pupils, have been kidnapped from a school in the west of Cameroon.