A helicopter carrying UN peacekeepers in Mali has crashed, killing two German crew members on board.
Police arrested a Daesh-affiliated terrorist group 50 kilometers west of the capital Algiers.
Both warring Libyan leaders have announced they will commit to ceasefire and future elections during talks in France.
Malian security minister has confirmed the arrest of a key extremist near Timbuktu.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has announced state of emergency in one state.
At least 27 people are dead and 54 others are missing after a boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Eight people are killed during a crush at a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.
A new round of infighting in Ivory Coast’s military leaves three soldiers killed.
Two bomb blasts have killed 14 people and injured 30 others in northeastern Cameroon.
The United Nations identifies 38 new probable mass graves in the DR Congo’s central region of Kasai.
China dispatches troops to Djibouti to set up a military base in the Horn of Africa country.
A grenade attacks kills eight and injures 50 in northern Burundi.
South Sudan is not going to celebrate its sixth year anniversary of independence due to the consequences of an ongoing civil war.
Al-Shabab terrorists have decapitated nine villagers in southeastern Kenya.
The Kenyan government says the interior minister, 68, died at a hospital in Nairobi, without elaborating on the cause of his death.
Rescuers call off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana.
Clashes between armed groups kill three people in northeastern Mali.
The International Criminal Court is going to rule on whether South Africa violated ICC rules to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in 2015.
Collapse of an illegal gold mine has caused missing of at least 14 miners in western Ghana.
Kenya is the first country in Africa to get the latest version of a drug for HIV- positive people.
Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party secures a second mandate in a general election, winning a majority of seats in parliament.
At least eight Chadian soldiers are killed in clashes with the Boko Haram terrorist group on Lake Chad
International aid agencies warn that starvation looms as food is running out in drought-hit Ethiopia.
The UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution welcoming the deployment of an African military force in the Sahel region.
The death toll from a day of fierce clashes between rival factions has surged to about 100 in the Central African Republic.
Clashes between ethnic groups have left 31 people dead in central Mali.
The Security Council calls for a peaceful settlement of the Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from the buffer zone.
The UN says South Sudan has the world’s fastest growing number of displaced people.
Four gunmen are killed after they attacked a tourist resort in Mali frequented by Westerners, the country's security minister says.
Mali calls on the UN Security Council to support the creation of a special force to fight extremists in Sahel region.
The African union calls on Djibouti and Eritrea to maintain restraint over a disputed border area.
Djibouti says Eritrean forces occupied a disputed territory after Qatari troops withdrew.
A former UN secretary general and nine former African leaders have cautioned about consequences of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s grip on power.
The UN says Burundi security forces and government militia continues to torture and kill those who oppose the government.
An official says a raid by gunmen on a prison in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has led to the death of 11 people and the escape of over 900 prisoners.
Ethiopia has warned it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims has reached 7.8 million.
Four people are killed as a result of fire in Knysna, a town in the Western Cape Province in South Africa.
A storm in drought-hit Cape Town has left at least eight people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.
The commander of the UN peacekeeping force in the CAR has reportedly called for the soldiers to either be disciplined by the Congo or face departure.
A bomb blast has killed four people including three NGO workers in eastern Kenya.
The United Nations has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate violence in Kasai province.
Mogherini says the 10,000-strong military force would be tasked with fighting terrorism, illegal immigration and cross-border militant activity.
Nearly 30 soldiers involved in anti-Daesh operations are arrested by Cameroon in the wake of their protests against their conditions.
A group of soldiers in northern Cameroon block a highway, demanding unpaid salaries.
Two bombers attack a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram violence, leaving 11 people dead in northern Cameroon.
Clashes erupt in a northern Moroccan town between riot police and the demonstrators demanding the release of a protest leader.
Fifteen children have died in South Sudan after receiving contaminated measles vaccines.
The refugees are frequently abandoned in the desert by people-smugglers while travelling to Libya.
The UN warns that the ongoing atrocities in the CAR may constitute crime against humanity.
South Sudan has begun the trial sessions of 13 government troops accused of rape and murder in capital Juba in July last year.
Militiamen have freed a French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on a Canadian mining company in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Six Iranian fishermen stranded in the Indian Ocean have been rescued by Kenyan maritime police after three months.
At least five Kenyan police officers are killed in a new attack by militants of al-Shabab.
A bomb blast in Kenya’s eastern border with Somalia has left three police officers dead and two others injured.
An ambush on the UN mission in Mali has left two peacekeepers dead near the border with Algeria.
A Gambian court has ordered the seizing of some $50 million in assets of former president Yahya Jammeh over a corruption case.
The new UN peacekeeping chief says a rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali.
The Red Cross says 115 bodies have been found in the Central African Republic following days of attacks by militants.
Ivory Coast’s defense chief says an agreement has been reached with renegade soldiers to end their mutiny over unpaid bonuses.
About two months of heavy fighting between the DRC’s army and tribal militia leaves over 500 dead in the African state.
HRW denounces sexual abuse by Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic.
Red Cross says 4 of its employees are kidnapped in central Mali.
The UN says some $1.4 billion is needed to help refugees in and out of South Sudan.
A mutiny by army soldiers in Ivory Coast enters its fourth day as firing is heard in the country’s two largest cities, Abidjan and Bouake.
Renegade soldiers wound six people as they stage a fresh mutiny over pay.
Ivory Coast’s mutinous soldiers shoot and injure three demobilized former rebels in the city of Bouake.
The World Health Organization reports a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the virus left three dead there.
Three Cambodian soldiers and one Moroccan peacekeeper were also reported missing after Monday's surprise assault.
The vehicles were assaulted as they headed north from the capital Juba to the town of Bor.
Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Monday began the attack aimed at ousting extremists from their final two strongholds.
The International Criminal Court warns against “crimes, including killings, rapes and torture,” against refugees in Libya.
The United Nations warns of a dramatically deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ex-rebels and mutinous soldiers seize control of main roads leading into Ivory Coast’s second city, demanding the payment of pledged bonuses.
More than one million South Sudanese children have been forced to leave the country while another one million are internally displaced, according to the world body.
At least 29 schoolchildren are killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, along with two teachers and the driver.
The Boko Haram terror group has killed seven Chadian troops in the volatile Lake Chad region.
Algerians are voting in parliamentary elections amid low oil prices and dismal job prospects.
The United Nations says a rocket attack on its camp in Mali's Timbuktu killed one person and injured nine peacekeepers.
A military spokesman said the convoy was hit between the towns of Diabaly and Nampala.
Zuma was seen hastily leaving the podium and being whisked away in a motorcade from the rally in the central city of Bloemfontein.
French troops killed or captured the 20 militants in Mali’s Foulsare Forest near Burkina Faso.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications.
The United Nations says ethnic clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have left 20 people dead.
Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in DR Congo's central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, according to the UN.
The mass graves were found in an area that witnessed clashes between the army and a local militia.
Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo has obtained asylum in South Africa, his lawyer says.
Authorities said one protester died after a fall which was not linked to police action.
Guterres warns that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict amid a volatile security situation in Tripoli and the eastern oil crescent.
Gunmen have ambushed and killed eight police officers in eastern Tanzania as they returned from patrol, the presidency said Friday.
Twenty-two people are killed as fire tears through a Muslim religious retreat southeast of Senegal.
Thousands of South Africans stage a protest in the capital Pretoria, demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.