Floods have left at least 12 people killed, 18 others injured and 92 missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Police in Kenya seal off roads near the Supreme Court as judges are set to announce a ruling on the recent presidential election in the country.
Police use tear gas to disperse those protesting a court ruling against the elected president.
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to urge reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month.
At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists say.
More than 1.1 million people have been uprooted in the Central African Republic.
Conflict and weak education in Congo keep forcing children out of schools.
Amnesty says the Central African Republic has witnessed a "horrific surge" in violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines.
“We are actually in a very dangerous situation in this country,” opposition leader Odinga said.
The United Nations says poverty and state violence, not religion, are driving young Africans to join militant groups.
The main opposition party CHADEMA said in a statement that the incident took place at his Dodoma residence on Thursday afternoon.
Tunisia’s prime minister has named a new cabinet after weeks of infighting with political parties over posts.
Zimbabwe’s opposition has ruled out any prospect to join the ruling party in order to form a national unity coalition.
Raila Odinga says he will not take part in the new presidential election unless he is given “legal and constitutional” guarantees.
France's Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian was in Libya on Monday to meet rival political leaders and offer support for a peace deal.
The UN says Burundi has become a scene of continued rights abuses and crimes against humanity.
Odinga says he will not take part in Kenya’s new presidential election unless the current national election commission is replaced.
The 96 inmates, who escaped through the roof of their cells, were followers of a late prison mutiny leader, who was killed during an attempted jailbreak in 2012.
Kenya’s president calls for fixing the country's judiciary after a top court annulled his victory in the August election.
The Puntland military said the attack was carried out in the village of Af-Urur.
Kenya’s Supreme Court has announced that the result of last month’s presidential election in the African country is invalid, calling for a new election.
The officials said the blast at Nofaliya also wounded two soldiers from the self-styled Libyan National Army, LNA, for which Daesh claimed responsibility.
Al-Shabaab, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s government, has said it will continue to attack Kenya unless it withdraws its troops from an African Union peace-keeping mission in Somalia.
Local officials say the mudslides that hit the capital in mid-August could have killed well over 1,000 people.
The assailants also burned down more than 30 houses in Gakara village.
A Ugandan court hands hefty prison sentences to Muslims on dubious terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.
Libya’s Khalifa Haftar forces have said at least 11 people were beheaded after an attack on a checkpoint in south of Tripoli.
The attack was carried out in the village of Amchide, near the Nigerian border.
Angolans go to the polls in a historic election that marks the end of the 38-year rule of its ailing president.
A rights campaigner group says it would challenge South Africa’s granting of immunity to Mugabe’s wife.
Grace Mugabe returns home after South Africa grants her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model.
The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan.
The opposition in Kenya files a petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, his longtime rival.
Deepening drought has left 19 percent of Ethiopia in dire need of life-saving aid as 8.5 million people go hungry.
Congolese officials say the death toll from a rain-triggered huge landslide in the African country could likely reach over 200.
Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue says.
Grenade attacks on two cafes have killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources say.
South Africa's main opposition party says Grace Mugabe is a massive flight risk and must be arrested.
The Somalia-based terrorist group of al-Shabab has decapitated three people and burned houses in an attack in Kenya.
The Republic of the Congo's cabinet has resigned amid an economic crisis.
The reshuffle included the appointment of Youcef Yousfi as minister for industry and mines, Mohamed Benmeradi as trade minister, and Abdelwahid Temmar as housing minister, according to a presidency statement.
A landslide leaves 40 people dead in a fishing village in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The United Nations says the number of the South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached one million.
The loser in Kenya’s presidential election vows to pursue his claims of vote rigging at the top court.
The European Union has urged Kenya’s election commission to post all the results of the vote tallies online.
The Red Cross says as many as 600 others have gone missing after massive landslides hit the West African country.
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune with Ahmed Ouyahia.
Relatives dig through the mud in search of their loved ones after heavy rains and flooding killed at least 200 people in Sierra Leone's capital.
The government declares the standoff over and the attackers killed. 18 people are confirmed dead after a shooting spree inside a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou.
The loser in Kenya’s election remains defiant about vote results and says will take more actions.
The United Party for National Development leader and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason.
The East African country has plunged into bloody post-election violence after the opposition cried foul.
South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control over the strategic town of Pagak along Ethiopia border.
At least three people were shot dead in Kenya during overnight protests against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya’s election commission declares President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed vote.
The deadly clashes took place mostly on Monday in the capital Kinshasa, and other cities when members of the separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) staged a rally against President Joseph Kabila.
The attempt to dissolve parliament is seen as unlikely to succeed as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party holds a majority of 249 of the house's seats.
The UN warns that more than 20 million people are at the risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria.
Police shot dead two people in the capital Nairobi.
South Africa's main opposition party has called for dissolving parliament after President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote.
The United Nations has announced that rescue groups have saved one thousand African refugees after being left in Niger desert since April.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga dismisses the preliminary results of the presidential election, which have put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.
South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament.
The United Nations aid chief says he sees ‘early signs of genocide’ in the Central African Republic amid renewed clashes between armed groups there.
Kenyans begin voting in general elections to choose a president and other country officials, including lawmakers, senators and governors.
At least 14 members of separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) are killed in a series of violent clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The south Sudanese army overtakes the town of Pagak, the main bastion of rebels in the country.
Escalating militia violence and a surge in attacks on aid workers in northern Mali are restricting the delivery of food and healthcare to millions of people.
In a controversial plebiscite boycotted by the opposition, people in Mauritania vote to boost the president’s powers and change the national flag.
Mandela’s grandson has urged the South African government to expel the Israeli ambassador and sever all ties with the Tel Aviv regime.
Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame seals a crushing victory in Friday’s presidential election.
The report detailed butchery, "ethnic cleansing" and 251 targetted killings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
President Paul Kagame is likely to win a third term at the helm of the small East African country.
Police and opposition have clashed in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott, ahead of a constitutional referendum.
Al-Shabab extremists have killed a police officer in an ambush on a remote outpost in northern Kenya days ahead of national elections.
Al-Qaeda has released a South African man who was held hostage in Mali for 6 years.
China has offered to support Gambia following the African country’s severance of formal ties with Taiwan.
At least 34 have been killed after a bus plunged a ravine in central Madagascar.
Kenyan electoral officials say a senior colleague is tortured to death days before the country's presidential election.
The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall wins a widely expected landslide in the country's legislative election.
Kenyan police say they have thwarted an attack on the deputy president’s home.
Senegalese voters cast ballots to elect a new parliament, a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and after a campaign marred by violence and tensions.
The stampede was at one of the gates of the stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final.
UNICEF says militia violence in DR Congo Kasai has displaced 1.4 million people, 850,000 of them children.
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.