Africa won the football World Cup for France, and Europe should end discrimination against immigrants, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has said.
Egypt's parliament has passed a controversial law that will allow the state to regulate social media users.
Eritrea has re-opened its embassy in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, for the first time since 1998 as part of the ongoing rapprochement between the two countries.
Health authorities in Mozambique have expressed concern at the prevalence of HIV among the country's militarily.
Tanzania's John Magufuli says prisoners are free labour
South Africa has unveiled a new super radio telescope that will study galaxy formation, a first phase of what will be the world's largest telescope...
Germany has deported to Tunisia a man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden and had been living in Germany with his family since 1997.
South Africa have launched a limited edition of bank notes and gold coins to mark the 100th anniversary on 18 July of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia for the first time since the start of the two countries' border war in 1998.
Kenyans have reacted furiously to news that 20 MPs have travelled to watch the World Cup at the taxpayers' expense.
US President Donald Trump has vowed to help end "vicious and violent" conflicts on the African continent.
Nigeria's President Buhari has given ammunition to critics who call him "Baba Go-slow" after admitting that he failed to sign a continental free-trade agreement because he is a "slow reader".
Uganda is reviewing its decision to impose taxes on the use of social media and on money transactions by mobile phone, following a public backlash.
Nigeria's main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has formed an alliance with dozens of other parties in a bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's election.
Nigeria's armed forces have released 183 children who were being held on suspicion of having ties to militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over.
The son of South Africa’s ex-President Jacob Zuma will appear in two separate court cases this week after returning to the country to attend his brother’s funeral, adding to the controversy around the former ruling family’s activities.
Eritrea and Ethiopia are to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties after long years of hostility.
A three-year-old boy is the latest child to die in South Africa after drowning in a pit latrine.
The board of Mozambique's Lam Airlines has been sacked after the country's prime minister and other passengers were left stranded when a plane ran out of fuel.
The organisers of an online auction in South Africa which offered the chance to spend a night in Nelson Mandela’s former prison on Robben Island have removed it from their website.
The remains of at least two people are found among a pride of lions in a game reserve.
A London-based nurse has been jailed for trafficking Nigerian women into Germany to work as prostitutes after subjecting them to "voodoo" rituals.
Kenya's public prosecutor has ordered the arrest of two farm managers and several government officials over a dam which collapsed and killed more than 47 people in May.
The 25-year-old son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma died from lupus‚ a family spokesperson has said.
Dozens of migrants are missing after a rubber boat they were on sank off the coast of Libya, local officials say.
A South African woman is recovering in hospital after being discovered alive in a mortuary fridge.
Many Ugandans are turning to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to bypass a new social media tax that came into force on Sunday.
Gambia's government plans to auction ex-President Yahya Jammeh's luxury planes and cars online, the AFP news agency reports.
The full scale of the tragedy is still visible as rescue workers in Nigeria’s biggest city of Lagos clear the road of the burnt-out remains of vehicles after a petrol tanker explosion on Thursday evening.
A petrol tanker has caught fire in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, killing at least nine people, officials say.
Undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas says the purpose of investigative journalism is “to name, shame and jail,” – a risky business – but if executed properly, it can yield powerful results.
Rwanda unveiled its first locally built car at Volkswagen’s new factory in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday.
Police in western Mozambique's Tete city say they have detained a man who was caught slaughtering a dog, apparently to sell it as goat meat in a local market.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Ahmed has called for love - not war - with long-standing rival Eritrea.
In an audacious attempt to empower West Africa’s youth, television personality and media entrepreneur Peace Hyde has unveiled a skills acquisition centre in the heart of Lagos’ Silicon Valley.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he suspects a group linked to the former first lady was behind an attempt on his life.
Emmerson Mnangagwa says he suspects a faction formerly supporting Grace Mugabe was behind the attack.
The UK's Guardian newspaper reports that six albino candidates will run for office next year in Malawi's general election.
An appeal court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a teenager who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her, her lawyer has said.
A young Somali man who married two women on the same night has told the BBC that he will encourage other men to do it.
A man who was almost lynched in Kenya after being caught skinning a cat has been jailed for three years for trading in the feline meat.
Two people injured in Saturday's explosion at a campaign rally in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo have died, a medical official has said.
Pressure is building on the Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw an invitation to former US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to travel to South Africa next month to deliver the NGO's annual lecture, which this year marks the late anti-apartheid icon's birth centennial.
The United States will send FBI experts to Ethiopia to help investigate a grenade attack at a rally for new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state-affiliated media said on Monday.
At least 86 people have died in central Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack at a rally in the city of Bulawayo.
Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday.
The European Union (EU) has said it will not create a "Guantanamo Bay for migrants" as it pushes ahead with plans for centres in North Africa.
Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country’s opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren’t even able to see the whole match.