The Zambian authorities have banned an energy drink after a Ugandan man complained it had caused him to have a prolonged erection.
Tani, an eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion in New York, may be living in the United States as an immigrant but he could be meeting a former American president soon.
Tanzania has sent relief aid to neighbouring Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai that has ravaged parts of the country.
African Countries have been encouraged to provide incentives that will empower its people to keep the forests intact.
Hundreds of Zambians have so far applied to be employed as maids and drivers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait, reports the state-owned Zambia Daily Mail.
The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could be as high as 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May.
Cyclone Idai has had a "massive and horrifying" impact on Mozambique's port city of Beira, the Red Cross says.
At least 31 people have been killed and dozens are reported missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe after a tropical cyclone ripped through the country.
Ethiopian Airlines has offered the relatives of 157 victims of last Sunday's Boeing 737 Max plane crash bags of scorched earth to bury in place of their loved ones, reports say.
A tropical storm has swept away bridges and homes in eastern Zimbabwe, killing at least 24 people, officials say.
Provincial assemblies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are voting for senators today in 24 of the country’s 26 provinces.
People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall.
Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after new evidence was uncovered at the scene of a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.
At least 10 people have died and many more are feared trapped after a building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
African e-commerce start-up Jumia has filed papers for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on the 30th anniversary of the worldwide web.
A building containing a primary school has collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos and pupils are feared to be among the dead and injured.
A huge fire has swept through a busy and popular market in Nairobi, destroying property worth thousands of dollars.
A UN investigation says violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year may amount to crimes against humanity.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the 18 April presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office.
US plane maker Boeing is facing questions after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash on Sunday killed all 157 people on board.
An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.
Algeria's education ministry has ordered an early start to university holidays amid huge protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Nigerians are heading to the polls to elect state and local representatives, two weeks after the presidential poll.
A 23-year-old man who married an 11-year-old girl has been detained in the town of Mali Yemberin, in Guinea's Fouta Djallon region.
Tanzania's High Court has released on bail two senior opposition politicians who were charged last year with sedition, incitement to violence and holding an illegal rally.
A teacher in Tanzania has been sentenced to death for beating a pupil so badly that he died of his injuries.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Kenya's main international airport after a strike caused major disruption to flights.
Nigeria’s main opposition chief, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged political persecution about a week after he lost presidential elections.
Nigeria’s main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar has said he has put his legal team in place to challenge results of last month’s presidential election.
Anti-government protests resumed in Algeria on Sunday as tens of thousands gathered in the capital and other towns to demand Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika drop plans to stand for a fifth term, witnesses and residents said.
Nigeria’s defeated opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday rejected the official results that handed victory to his rival and incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Senegal's President Macky Sall has won a second seven-year term following Sunday's election.
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has called on his supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition, offering an ‘inclusive government’ to his defeated opponents.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, final results from Saturday's general election show.
Police in Kenya say they have a busted a seven-man syndicate which allegedly impersonated President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials to defraud local business tycoon Naushad Merali of a huge sum of money.
The first results from Nigeria's presidential vote have been declared.
A handful of polling stations remained open to allow more Nigerians to vote on Sunday in what is expected to be a tight presidential race between President Muhammadu Buhari and businessman Atiku Abubakar in Africa’s top oil producer.
Ballots are being counted in Nigeria's closely fought general election, although voting has been extended to a second day in a handful of places.
Senegalese voters have begun casting their ballots in the country's presidential election.
Nigerians are finally going to the polls for the country's general election following a last-minute postponement of the vote a week ago.
Zimbabwe's banks have started trading what is effectively a new local currency after the central bank ended its policy of tying the country's own money to the US dollar.
Nigerian fuel suppliers, bus operators and some airlines are offering incentives for people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday, including cutting petrol prices and discounts.
A Nigerien national expelled from Israel has been stranded at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, in the Ethiopian capital, since November 2018, after his home country refused him entry.
Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the "Ivory Queen", to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he has ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, following the last-minute postponement of the general election.
In Nigeria, churches were packed on Sunday as the faithful prayed for the future of Africa’s largest democracy.
Foreign election observers have appealed for calm following the last-minute postponement of the Nigerian election by a week.