Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed, TAP news agency said.
A Mango flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town has been diverted to George after one of its passengers had a heart attack.
Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, bringing to nearly 170 the number of people killed this week in violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric."
East African leaders will meet in the latest bid to resolve the political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections were internationally condemned for not being free and fair.
The US has called for presidential elections in Burundi to be delayed, ratcheting up international pressure on the defiant incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza.
03 July 2015, 11:41
Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria killed at least 10 people, state police said.
03 July 2015, 10:04
Nigeria's anti-graft agency says it has returned €10 000 to a French man who thought he had met a beautiful Nigerian woman online willing to move to France... only to find out it was a scam.
03 July 2015, 08:27
A police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at a South African police station, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.
02 July 2015, 17:34
Tunisia has arrested eight people in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at a seaside resort, as the remains of more slain Britons were set to be flown home Thursday.
02 July 2015, 13:27
Six children have drowned after the boat taking them to school capsized in a waterway in Lagos, Nigeria's economic capital, an emergency management agency spokesman said.
02 July 2015, 14:47
Hell broke loose Wednesday evening at Idudi trading centre in eastern district of Bugiri after a sex worker sounded an alarm while having an affair with a South Sudanese man of Dinka origin.
02 July 2015, 12:03
Burundi awaited the results of controversial elections boycotted by the opposition, with the capital calm a day after battles in which at least six people were shot dead.
02 July 2015, 10:42
Chad’s chief prosecutor says security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram.
02 July 2015, 08:07
The United Nations rights chief has urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.
02 July 2015, 07:07
A 450kg man has successfully been transported to hospital, after he was turned away from 10 hospitals who said they could not accommodate a person his size, according to reports.
01 July 2015, 17:07
Facebook opens South Africa office to grow investment in African market, tap into mobile users.
01 July 2015, 17:07
A woman was forced to dress in her husband's suit in a bid to escape from debt collectors.
01 July 2015, 15:05
Six people, including one police officer, were killed in gun battle in a part of Burundi's capital that has led protests against the president's third-term bid, police said.
01 July 2015, 13:39
The number of Britons confirmed killed in Tunisia has risen to 27 from 22, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
01 July 2015, 12:33
At least 30 people were killed when militants attacked several checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai, security and medical sources said.
01 July 2015, 11:17
At least 20 people have been reported dead following an accident that occurred Wednesday morning along Kampala-Masaka road.
01 July 2015, 09:38
Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.
01 July 2015, 08:32
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC 'get down on one knee and ask his (Obama's) hand'.
01 July 2015, 08:32
Human traffickers in Ethiopia could face life in jail or the death penalty under a bill aimed at curbing the illegal flow of people in and out of the Horn of Africa country.
01 July 2015, 07:13
Veteran Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye will seek the opposition's nomination to challenge Yoweri Museveni in presidential elections next year, that could provide the toughest test of the incumbent's almost three decades in power.