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.
A UN agency has warned about risk of mass starvation in east Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.
Fighting between government troops and militiamen in South Sudan claims 16 civilian lives.
South African President Jacob Zuma described last week's protests demanding that he resign as racist.
South Africa's ruling party says the government will have to re-think its costly and highly contentious nuclear expansion program.
The UDP easily defeated Jammeh’s Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party.
Thousands marched through major South African cities Friday demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila says he will appoint a new prime minister within a couple of days.
South Africa's top trade union says Zuma is no longer the "right person" to lead the country.
Over 3,000 South Sudanese have fled into neighboring Uganda after government forces launched a deadly attack against a border town.
A general strike called by the opposition slows business activities in the country's four biggest cities.
South Africa’s main opposition DA party files charges against a regional leader over a recent tweet.
South Africa’s Zuma may face a renewed no-confidence vote in the parliament.
The head of the UN migration agency's Libyan office says up to 10,000 refugees stranded in Libya will be flown back to their home countries this year.
In most cases the buildings were deliberately set on fire by government forces, the report said.
President Jacob Zuma has dismissed his finance minister, and nine other ministers, in a controversial reshuffle.
The state of emergency is extended in Ethiopia for another four months.
South African people have turned a funeral ceremony of an anti-apartheid activist into a protest rally against President Jacob Zuma.
Simone Gbagbo has been acquitted of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges by a court in the West African nation.
Two foreign UN contractors, who were kidnapped in DR Congo, are found dead, one of them decapitated, amid spiraling violence in the African state.
The United Nations, the European Union and the African Union have condemned a reported killing of 39 police officers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Red Cross has announced the number of Kenyans who are in dire need of food assistance has doubled to three million.
Ahmed Kathrada was South Africa's celebrated anti-apartheid activist and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule.
A government official said Monday at least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months.
The aid workers were killed while traveling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor in the east of the country.
Guinea Bissau has witnessed nine coups or attempted coups since 1980.
The Kamuina Nsapu militants attacked the police on Friday as they drove from Tshikapa to Kananga.
Katanga was sentenced by the ICC to 12 years in jail in 2014, after being convicted on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The refugees drowned apparently in the 24 hours prior to them being discovered shortly after dawn on Thursday in waters directly north of the Libyan port of Sabrata.
Experts say increased availability of arms from Libya has also contributed to intercommunal violence in Mali.
Human Rights Watch says armed groups and UN peacekeepers have occupied schools or set up bases nearby in the conflict-torn Central African Republic.
The Norwegian foreign minister said South Sudan was "one of the world's biggest humanitarian disasters."
The security situation in Mali “remains worrying” despite recent troop deployments and some progress on the country’s peace accord, a UN official said Saturday.
A UN report says South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales despite a famine.
Descendants of two Namibian tribes killed by Germans in early 1900s lodge a complaint against Berlin in the US.
The aid workers were attacked while returning from the central town of Yirol where UN staff were assisting communities affected by a deadly cholera outbreak.
Human Rights Watch says more than 155 people were killed in December's fighting in western Uganda.
Ethiopia says landslide in the capital, Addis Ababa, has so far left 82 people dead.
Burundian health officials report a rise in deaths and infections from Malaria.
Suspected Somali pirates have carried out the first attack since 2012, hijacking an oil tanker.
Four people, including 2 soldiers, are killed in an attack by militants in northern Mali.
Two UN officials of American and Swedish nationality have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai Central province.
A giant landslide has killed at least 46 people at the Ethiopian capital’s main landfill.
Rights and aid groups slam South Sudan for imposing sharp rises in visa fees for foreign aid workers.
Cyclone Enawo leaves 38 people dead, 180 others injured and 53,000 displaced in Madagascar.
Tropical cyclone Enawo batters the island nation of Madagascar, displacing more than 10,000 people.
A terror attack on a police station west of Niger leaves 4 officers dead.
Zimbabwe state doctors end their crippling strike after three weeks.
The deadly human crush occurred during a religious function in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.
An armed militant group attacks the main oil-production facilities in eastern Libya.
Police intervened to break up crowds of rival demonstrators clashing in South Africa on Friday, as anti-refugee violence emerges in the country.
Protesters in the capital of Guinea-Bissau demand for the president's departure.
The North Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday that the governent decision to leave the ICC without parliamentary approval was “unconstitutional.”
Save the Children has already warned that over 1 million children in South Sudan are at risk of starving.
At least 30 people are injured and 12 others arrested by police amid violent protests in the the Guinean capital against a weeks-long strike by teachers.
Gambian police arrest at least 51 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh in the western town of Kafenda.
Authorities in conflict-stricken South Sudan have declared famine in two areas of the African country.
Militiamen killed 25 civilians with machetes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday.
People took to the streets of capital Tripoli and other major cities on Friday to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2011 uprising, which saw the overthrow and death of their ruler.
HRW reveals details of the execution of 32 civilians by an armed group in the Central African Republic in December.
The Gambia notifies the UN of its reversed decision to remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
A Kenyan court jails seven officials of the country's medics union for not ending a strike paralyzing the health care sector.
According to a local activist, Monday's violence occurred near Tshimbulu in Kasai-Central Province of DR Congo.
The presidential decree was issued following the stampede that occurred at a stadium in the northern city Uige where hundreds of fans rushed towards the stadium’s gates.
A Kenya court rejects government's decision to close Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp near Somalia.
Ivorian soldiers in Adiake mutiny, renewing an attempt to secure promised bonuses and make other grievances heard.
South Sudan's rebels accuse Egypt's air force of dropping bombs on their positions; Cairo denies the accusation.
African leaders attending an African Union summit adopt a strategy to collectively withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
Two Russian pilots and a Congolese officer are killed after two helicopters crashed in the Congo.
The UN refugee agency warns that Burundians entering Tanzania could face lengthy waits for an individually assessed claim to refugee status.
The Gambia’s Barrow promises a drastic overhaul in the country's feared security services.
Adama Barrow is back in The Gambia to take office after his predecessor agreed to hand over power and went into exile.
The South Sudanese military says its positions have been attacked by rebel forces near restive Malakal.
Barrow had put off his return to the Gambia until his safety could be guaranteed.
The UN peacekeeping force in Mali said the attack targeted the camp of troops near the Algerian border.
The order went into effect as the new academic year began in Swaziland.
An aide to the new president says former leader Yahya Jammeh stole $11 million before going into exile.
President Barrow has said he would return from Senegal to the Gambia once a security sweep is complete.
Yahya Jammeh finally relinquishes power and is escorted by regional leaders into a plane headed for Equatorial Guinea.
Yahya Jammeh, who lost the vote, first accepted defeat in December’s election but then changed his mind and said there were irregularities.
The Gambia’s long-time ruler asks the West African bloc ECOWAS to extend a midday deadline for him to step down.
African forces intervening in the Gambia give long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh until Friday noon to quit office.