Thousands of young women are preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy.
Egypt launches project to fill Gaza border area with water to stop militant activity.
Gunmen in Nigeria's southern oil city Port Harcourt have kidnapped a senior journalist working for a private national newspaper, police and the daily announced.
South Sudan rebels: Attacks continue after cease-fire takes effect.
Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno state.
30 August 2015, 19:34
A retired Algerian intelligence chief, formerly in charge of counter-terrorism, is being held in a military prison after his arrest in Algiers.
30 August 2015, 06:11
Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.
29 August 2015, 19:04
The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.
29 August 2015, 07:41
Rwandan judiciary has been ranked low in terms of corruption related tendencies, according to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report.
28 August 2015, 17:17
Libyan workers are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the country' coast.
28 August 2015, 17:16
Ten women have come out to testify against a traditional healer on allegations that he tricked them into having sex with him after saying that it is the only way to make his medicine work.
28 August 2015, 13:44
2 French journalists under arrest, accused of trying to blackmail Morocco's king.
28 August 2015, 10:22
South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly fragile.
28 August 2015, 09:28
President Buhari: Nigeria economy to stop dependency on crude oil exports.
28 August 2015, 08:17
Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram militants raided a village in southern Niger, killing three people including a soldier, security sources in the West African nation said.
27 August 2015, 13:35
The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on September 18, his family said Thursday, after the Paralympian's parole was delayed last week.
27 August 2015, 09:20
A 42-year-old man has received a life sentence for burning down his girlfriend's home while she was inside.
27 August 2015, 07:06
As Zimbabwe’s economy continues on a downward spiral, the southern African country’s members of parliament claim they have gone for nine months without getting allowances, a report says.
26 August 2015, 18:28
South Sudan President Salva Kiir signs peace deal with rebels amid international pressure.
26 August 2015, 14:35
Guide placed himself between tourists and charging lion to protect tourists in Zimbabwean park.
26 August 2015, 14:35
Two men in eastern Uganda district of Luuka exchanged blows and kicks over the dead body of a five-month-baby.
26 August 2015, 12:57
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Chadian army camp in the Lake Chad region in an attack that claimed no other victims, security sources said.
26 August 2015, 09:56
South Sudanese soldiers raped children, burned people alive in their homes and hunted others for days in swamps in an increasingly brutal war.
26 August 2015, 07:40
Relatives of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 say they will hold a youth march and candle-lit vigil to mark 500 days since the abductions.
25 August 2015, 18:48
President Robert Mugabe pinned his hopes on China helping to revive Zimbabwe's struggling economy on Tuesday and outlined reforms to investment rules to try to attract more capital.