Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country.
South Africa has apologised to Nigeria over a spate of attacks in which Nigerians and other foreigners have been targeted.
In South Africa, Nicholas Ninow, 21, has been found guilty of raping a seven-year-old last year in a restaurant after the she went to the toilet.
At least 34 people are feared drowned after a boat sank on the River Congo.
The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe is being kept in his birthplace, after a sparsely-attended state funeral in the capital Harare.
Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested a former health minister for allegedly mismanaging funds allocated for the Ebola epidemic.
African leaders are gathered at the funeral of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe in the capital Harare.
In Zimbabwe, mourners have been coming to view the body of the country's founding father Robert Mugabe, who died last week at the age of 95.
People campaigning over the high levels of violence against women in South Africa have taken their protest to the financial heart of the country.
Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government over his final resting site.
The presidential election tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election.
Photographer Sarah Midgley, a 37-year-old mother of two who lives in the main city Johannesburg, is still recovering from the trauma of being raped almost a decade ago.
A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform.
Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu) leader Robert Mugabe was elected prime minister after the end of white minority rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe).
A police commander in Ethiopia has told the BBC about how as a teenager she joined a rebel group - the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) - at the end of the 1970s and fought her father on the battlefield.
The body of Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe after a private flight from Singapore, where he died last week aged 95.
Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres.
A Kenyan police officer is being praised for teaching pupils whose teachers failed to turn up for work after a non-governmental organisation posted a photo of him in class on Facebook.
Over 600 Nigerians will be voluntarily returning home from South Africa according to the head of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri.
The government of Ethiopia has unveiled what it describes as a “Homegrown Economic Reform” agenda aimed at unlocking the country’s development potential.
Zinhle Maditla, who was accused of killing her four children in Klarinet, eMalahleni, Mpumalanga was on Monday found guilty of premeditated murder.
Nigeria says it will repatriate some 600 citizens from South Africa after a wave of xenophobic violence which led to tensions between the two countries.
Robert Mugabe's nephew has said the former Zimbabwean leader died a "very bitter" man.
A South African man has pleaded guilty to raping a seven-year-old girl in a restaurant toilet last year.
Men and women take to the streets of Cape Town asking the government to step up against crimes against women.
An estimated one million people attended a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the outskirts of Madagascar's capital city, Antananarivo, the Vatican said.
South Africans have disrupted a speech in Johannesburg by a veteran politician who was trying to quell tensions following a recent wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks.
About 600 people returning from the holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia survived death on Saturday, September 7, after their plane crash-landed at the Minna International Airport.
The AU has lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place.
Zimbabweans may have mixed feelings about the death of Robert Mugabe: in the end, he was a brutal despot who left his country divided and impoverished.
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, dies at the age of 95.
Sudan's newly-appointed prime minister on Thursday announced his Cabinet, the first since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April.
The President says police are working hard to ensure safety for all within the country's borders.
Pretoria closes diplomatic missions as Nigeria encourages its citizens to return home amid anti-foreigner violence.
Government has said an Air Peace aircraft will be despatched to South Africa on Friday to evacuate Nigerians back home.
President Cyril Ramaphosa took on the difficult task on Wednesday morning of addressing business leaders on SA’s attractiveness as an investment destination in an atmosphere weighed down by the violent crime.
Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala following alleged xenophobic attacks on its citizens there.
Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa has assuaged fears of Ghanaians that none of their compatriots has been victims of xenophobic violence in South Africa.
Mob in separate incidents attacked the business enterprises of South Africans in Lagos in reprisal over several attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals.
Schoolchildren have become pawns in the fierce conflict between Cameroon's mainly French-speaking government and separatist fighters demanding independence for the country's English-speaking heartlands.
Social media users have reacted in disgust and horror following reports of fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Dozens of people have been arrested in the South African city of Johannesburg after rioters looted shops and torched buildings and vehicles.
A military court in Burkina Faso has jailed two generals for masterminding a short-lived coup in 2015 against the interim government that took over after the removal of former President Blaise Compaoré.
An attempted hijacking was caught on camera on August 23 in Cape Town, South Africa.
A Sudanese judge formally indicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption on Saturday.
Mozambique's government expects to spend about $325,000 (£266,000) on preparations for Pope Francis’ visit next week, state radio reports, but not everybody is happy.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the country will do all it takes to combat the negative image that some citizens have saddled the country with.
The numbers of people who have died in the current Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached the 2,000 mark, government figures show.
A Bible translator in Cameroon was butchered to death on Sunday morning during an overnight attack while his wife’s arm was cut off, according to a ministry source.
A Rwandan gospel singer has told the BBC he expected a backlash after telling a Christian YouTube channel on Monday that he was gay.
Police in Ethiopia are investigating how a blind man fell to his death in a lift shaft in a government building in the capital, Addis Abba.