Togo's Prime Minister Kwesi Seleagodji Ahoomey-Zunu and his government resigned on Friday, an expected move after elections last month that saw President Faure Gnassingbe extend his family's nearly five-decade grip on power.
Grenades thrown into a market in the capital Bujumbura killed two people on Friday, Burundi's state broadcaster said.
Gunmen in South Sudan have shot dead a radio journalist in the war-torn eastern state of Jonglei.
Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections this weekend, with incumbent Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn seen as all but certain to stay in office.
An 11-year old boy was hit with a stray bullet when police were attempting to disperse angered residents who were about to lynch a man accused of murder.
22 May 2015, 10:46
At least six civilians, including one aid worker, have been killed in northern Mali amid clashes between separatist rebels and pro-government militia, rebels and a local source say.
22 May 2015, 09:37
A 72-year-old man has died after falling 10 metres through the roof of a building he and his colleagues were inspecting in Johannesburg, paramedics say.
22 May 2015, 09:37
Girls as young as eight in parts of Africa are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, sometimes with sticks being inserted inside the girls.
22 May 2015, 08:20
A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official says.
22 May 2015, 07:21
Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office.
21 May 2015, 15:15
Burundi's defence minister called on the army to close ranks after a failed coup as the security forces battle to stem weeks of violent anti-government protests.
21 May 2015, 14:39
Burundian police shot dead a protester in the capital Bujumbura's Musaga district, a witness said, as security forces battle to end anti-government demonstrations ongoing since late April.
21 May 2015, 13:56
South African president apologizes to Mozambique for recent attacks on foreigners.
21 May 2015, 13:53
A police officer based in Kampala killed a man he found playing sex with his wife in his own bed.
21 May 2015, 11:40
All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists.
21 May 2015, 10:37
The capital Burundi is quite but tense after a night of heavy gunfire, particularly in the restive neighbourhood of Musaga.
21 May 2015, 09:25
A Burundian soldier has been killed as police fired bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president’s bid for a third term in office.
21 May 2015, 08:21
Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. compound in the town of Melut in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, the U.N. reported as rebel forces and government troops battled for control of a strategic oil hub.
21 May 2015, 07:36
Burundian security forces have fired shots and tear gas in battles with protesters, the latest violence in weeks of anti-government demonstrations, as the presidency delayed elections by a week.
21 May 2015, 07:06
Zambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big cats that was imposed over allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions.
20 May 2015, 15:54
Malawi police say they have arrested four people suspected of murdering an albino man five months ago to sell his bones for witchcraft.
20 May 2015, 11:18
Egypt has appointed judge Ahmed el-Zend as Justice minister, the president’s office says, after his predecessor resigned over statements that were deemed elitist.
20 May 2015, 10:24
Cholera and severe diarrhoea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, aid agencies say.
20 May 2015, 09:33
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree delaying parliamentary and local council elections by one week to June 2 because of the political crisis gripping the east African state, his adviser has said.
20 May 2015, 09:18
An Algerian official says that security forces have killed 21 armed Islamic extremists who were meeting in a forest to plan an attack on the Algerian capital.