Zimbabwe’s lands and resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshore had moved to evict at least 163 white commercial farmers as government intensifies its war against white farmers.
Egypt's state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women against marrying fighters from the Islamic State group online, saying such unions would push them into a "circle of terrorism".
Libya has urged the UN Security Council to approve a request for military purchases as it struggles to combat Islamic State extremists and protect its oil fields.
As the second and final mandate of Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame draws to a close, there are increasing indications he may join other African leaders in bending the rules and staying put.
Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa is back in Lesotho following general elections that were held in the country.
05 March 2015, 07:07
Botswana police are investigating the killing of a young boy by dogs.
05 March 2015, 07:08
Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been questioned by police over his claims that he receives intelligence reports before they reach President Edgar Lungu.
04 March 2015, 17:59
Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from several boats in the Mediterranean; 10 die.
04 March 2015, 16:30
Lesotho's opposition parties have formed a coalition government after a close election failed to provide an outright winner, the leader of the Democratic Congress (DC) party said.
04 March 2015, 13:38
The son of a Pretoria businessman has been left out of his father's will because he refused to quit smoking, The Star reports.
04 March 2015, 10:09
The grandparents of a nine-year-old boy, his uncle, and a pastor have been granted bail after a suspected satanic ritual that led to the boy's alleged rape and molestation.
04 March 2015, 08:30
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.
04 March 2015, 07:03
Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Joice Mujuru has accused President Robert Mugabe of making 'sexually lewd' claims about her.
03 March 2015, 13:43
Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.
03 March 2015, 13:30
Two people have been killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian court in Cairo, the health ministry says.
03 March 2015, 21:02
Police in Uganda are holding three suspected witchdoctors who gang-raped a 17-year-old girl for three days before attempting to kill her for sacrifice.
03 March 2015, 12:24
Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.
03 March 2015, 10:48
A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.
03 March 2015, 09:33
The elections in Lesotho were transparent and fair, the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission says.
03 March 2015, 08:28
A court in Zambia has dropped corruption charges against the country’s chief prosecutor after he asked the magistrate to dismiss the case.
03 March 2015, 07:20
A Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men, 1 confessing to spying for the police.
02 March 2015, 13:02
The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has risen by almost 50 percent in two weeks to 41, health officials said.
02 March 2015, 11:53
An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.
02 March 2015, 10:35
Rockets have hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials say.
02 March 2015, 09:31
Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.