Zimbabwe's main opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said that his party is ready to join other opposition parties in coalition talks aimed at dislodging president Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF in 2018 elections, a report says.
Police have arrested a Malawian woman who dumped her newly born baby in a toilet for fear of her husband, who is allegedly based in South Africa since 2012, a report says.
Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the previous administration of stealing some $15 billion (13 billion euros) of public money through fraudulent arms deals.
Former Zambian president Guy Scott has come under fire for his incessant attacks against President Edgar Lungu, according to a report.
Zimbabwe's higher education minister Jonathan Moyo has waded into the controversy over a national pledge for children.
03 May 2016, 10:19
He was leaving a drinking dean when the youths ambushed him.
03 May 2016, 07:38
The 15 envoys will also travel to Nairobi during the May 17-21 trip.
02 May 2016, 22:12
An Egyptian family has accused the police of killing their relatives and trying to pin the death of an Italian student on them.
02 May 2016, 11:34
A rich Zimbabwean businessman with links to First Lady Grace Mugabe has paid for 32 women, trafficked to Kuwait under false pretences, to fly home, it has emerged.
01 May 2016, 18:39
Al-Shabaab however claimed to have killed 32 soldiers during the attack.
01 May 2016, 15:51
Gunmen riding camels shot and wounded six people in an attack on a camp housing thousands of people displaced by the brutal conflict in Sudan's Darfur, residents say.
29 April 2016, 18:13
Police in Malawi have recovered the bones of a 23-month-old missing albino child, several weeks after her mother found the baby’s skull, teeth and clothes in the Kasungu district.
29 April 2016, 16:36
Top Zanu-PF officials have reportedly threatened to track down and kill all suspected MDC, who attended Morgan Tsvangira's campaign rally in Gutu, Masvingo last weekend.
29 April 2016, 15:22
Ancient cultural practices in some parts of Malawi remain a serious threat to the future of the southern African country’s girl child, activist Darlington Harawa has said.
29 April 2016, 14:20
Former Zambian president Guy Scott has declared that if President Edgar Lungu and the MMD don't voluntarily step down he will make life difficult for them to rule the country.
29 April 2016, 13:06
The body of Congolese "rumba king" Papa Wemba has arrived home in Kinshasa, greeted by dignitaries, relatives and tens of thousands of distraught fans.
29 April 2016, 13:06
South African prisons is where a rape culture thrives and it involves men as both perpetrators and victims, writes Faatimah Hendricks.
29 April 2016, 07:03
The President faces more than 700 corruption charges.
28 April 2016, 21:01
Sudanese police have fired tear gas as clashes broke out during a protest at Khartoum University over the killing of a student by security forces.
28 April 2016, 18:57
Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.
28 April 2016, 17:28
Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.
28 April 2016, 15:32
"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," says Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.
28 April 2016, 14:44
A 34-year old father ion Ghana reportedly beheaded his 3-year-old son on Tuesday before committing suicide.
28 April 2016, 13:38
Two years have passed since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, and 219 of the girls remain missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast.
28 April 2016, 07:22
The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN resolution that stresses the "urgent need" to restore the UN mission in Western Sahara after Morocco expelled dozens of staff, leaving peace operations hanging by a thread.