South Africa has said it rejected a request from Zimbabwe for an emergency loan of $1.2bn (£932m) in December.
Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peacekeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday.
The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet.
Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges.
A total of 40 Individual Police Officers from Police Contributing Countries to AMISOM will be leaving Somalia this week, at the end of their tour of duty.
Zimbabwe on Friday faced a "total internet shutdown," a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars after prosecutors appealed against his acquittal on charges of
At least 60 illegal orphanages and children's homes in Uganda are being funded by UK charities, church groups and volunteers, the BBC has discovered.
Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that killed at least 21 people.
At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya's government has confirmed.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been "eliminated".
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been "eliminated".
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.
Burkina Faso’s parliament voted on Friday to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants have surged in recent months, including one on Thursday that killed 12 people.
Number of protesters killed is 24 since start of unrest, official says, even as rights groups state much higher toll.
An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last month's poll result.
Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ex-president, Robert Mugabe.
Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.
The influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congo's controversial presidential election.
The Africa Head of The Royal Commonwealth Society, a major Commonwealth organisation, has congratulated Felix Tshisekedi for his victory as President-Elect of Congo.
South African ten-year-old Sibahle Zwane is a maths whizz who has gained fame on social media by doing incredible arithmetic challenges.
Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says.
Rwandan model and actress Alexia Mupende was killed on Tuesday evening at her father's house.
Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has warned election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to "disguise the truth" as tensions mount over the delayed result.
Authorities in Zambia have ordered a local manufacturer to stop the production and distribution of an energy drink that reportedly caused a prolonged erection in a man.
The Canadian government is treating the disappearance of a woman from Quebec and her Italian friend in Burkina Faso as a kidnapping, media reports say.
The supercar-driving director of one of Britain’s biggest legal aid law firms has been ordered to pay back £22 million made from ‘thousands of fake claims’.
A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is "under control", following an attempted military coup.
Military says it has seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years.
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission established to look into alleged human rights violations during the 22-year rule of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will begin hearings on Monday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Catholic Church is under fire for suggesting it knows who won the country’s presidential election on December 30 despite the results not being released, according to a Reuters report.
Hundreds of protesters have gathered in the Sudanese city of Omdurman to call for an end to the nearly 30-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.
Last year saw a sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017 but 2018 was still the ninth safest year on record, figures show.
In our series of letters from African journalists, media and communications trainer Joseph Warungu writes about what he will be looking out for in 2019.
The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election.
Police in Egypt have killed dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts, the interior ministry has said.
Polls have opened in Africa's second largest country in an election delayed for more than two years.
Rival candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo's election are struggling to agree terms on a statement aiming to reduce tension before Sunday's vote.
The European Union (EU) has condemned the Democratic Republic of Congo's decision to expel its ambassador ahead of crucial elections on Sunday.
Tear gas has been fired in Democratic Republic of Congo at protesters angry that several opposition strongholds have been left out of Sunday's polls.
In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018.
Gunmen armed with machine guns stormed the foreign ministry of Libya's internationally recognized government in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people who worked there, a spokesperson for the UN-backed Government of National Accord told CNN.
A two-year-old boy has died from blood loss following a failed circumcision at a migrant centre in Italy.
Police in Sudan have fired tear gas at protesters as part of violent anti-government protests that have spread across the country.
As the roar of “strongman” politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise.
One of Somalia's most prominent journalists is among at least a dozen people killed in bomb attacks in the capital Mogadishu, reports say.
The streets of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, are usually heaving with Christmas shoppers at this time of year – crowding around vendors to buy in treats for the festivities.