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.
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.
Nineteen Islamist militants accused of carrying out a deadly attack on Christians in Egypt have been killed by police, the interior ministry says.
Men from a small Zimbabwean town have reportedly pleaded with condom manufacturers to supply them with larger condoms, saying those available in local shops were "too small for them".
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the discovery of potential oil and gas deposits in the north of the country.
A US missionary has been killed in Cameroon about two weeks after moving there with his wife and eight children.
Mouna Guebla, 30, was an unemployed graduate from the eastern region of Mahdia, the prosecutor's office said.
South Africa's security services have been accused of hacking a politician's phone after a sex tape emerged.
Morocco has decided to scrap winter time and will instead keep its clocks at summer time, GMT+1, all year around.
The academic qualifications of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari are again making headlines because the 76-year-old is seeking re-election in February.
A high-powered Ghanaian and Liberian delegation is currently in Beijing for the China 2018 Seminar for Renowned Commentators & Columnists of Africa which started earlier this month.
Africa’s GDP growth is rising but it must do more to solidify a fragile recovery and prepare for major disruptions in the global economy, the International Monetary Fund’s top official for Africa said.
A 24-hour curfew has been reinstated in the Nigerian state of Kaduna from 11:00 local time on Friday following the death of a prominent traditional chief, who was abducted amid communal violence last week.
Human urine has been used to create environmentally friendly bricks by university students in South Africa.
In a trailblazing move in Ethiopian politics, the country has hired its first female commander in chief, state media confirms.
Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday to the country's parliament, according to state media reports.
South Africa's newly appointed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has promised additional funds to ensure female students have access to sanitary pads.
Cameroon’s government has issued a public tender for the construction of a new residence for the president of the Constitutional Council, the same legal body that just two days ago announced the re-election of long-time President Paul Biya.
A televised rape trial in South Africa has prompted a furious public backlash after a witness - who says she was raped by her pastor from the age of 14 - was subjected to a lengthy and, at times, aggressively intimate cross-examination
South African judge Mandela Makaula has dismissed an application by the Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, who is accused of rape to recuse himself from the case.
Guinean school students have taken to the streets in their hundreds in the capital, Conakry, to demand that their teachers, who are currently on strike, return to work.
Sierra Leone is following Ghana’s lead as the nation prepares to launch Free SHS in their country.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.