A mistrust of health workers in Sierra Leone is deterring pregnant women from giving birth in health facilities since the Ebola outbreak.
The National Dialogue Quartet, democracy group in Tunisia, wins Nobel Peace Prize.
Three years after his family fled their northeastern Nigerian home to escape threats from Boko Haram militants, Mudasir Gambo must have thought his luck had changed when he won a ticket to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
A lawmaker with Tunisia's main political party said he escaped an assassination bid unharmed while driving to work in the coastal city of Sousse.
Somalia's government released late Wednesday two journalists who spent a week in jail after broadcasting a debate on the presence of foreign forces in the country.
08 October 2015, 11:00
Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to constitutional changes designed to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term.
08 October 2015, 09:22
Archbishop Desmond Tutu marks 84th birthday by attending anti-corruption lecture.
07 October 2015, 12:30
At least 14 elephants died from poisoning in three separate incidents in Zimbabwe last month with poachers suspected of being behind 11 of the deaths, parks authorities said.
07 October 2015, 10:32
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has warned there was no longer any hiding place for the corrupt, as he hailed British and Swiss support for the recovery of stolen public funds.
07 October 2015, 08:33
Economic growth is set to slow in Sub-Saharan Africa to 3.7 percent this year, its weakest pace since 2009, mainly due to the drop in commodity prices, the World Bank said.
06 October 2015, 12:22
Boko Haram Islamists attacked Chadian soldiers on Tuesday, killing 11 and wounding 13 in a raid near Lake Chad.
06 October 2015, 08:25
Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry and the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought, the Red Cross said.
05 October 2015, 20:33
Renewable energy sources could supply nearly a quarter of Africa's power needs by 2030, more than four times the current levels, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
05 October 2015, 20:33
Dozens of people were hurt during fighting over the weekend between rival political groups, before a presidential election scheduled for Oct. 11, local authorities said.
05 October 2015, 08:23
Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said they were behind suicide bombings near the Nigerian capital Abuja which killed at least 15 people, a statement on Twitter said.
05 October 2015, 07:21
Over 30,000 workers began an indefinite strike Sunday after wage negotiations in South Africa's coal industry failed.
04 October 2015, 13:51
Multiple explosions were heard Sunday on the outskirts of Maiduguri, a city in northeastern Nigeria that has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram jihadists, locals said.
04 October 2015, 09:16
Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour used the annual gathering of the 193 members of the United Nations to rail against the International Criminal Court (ICC).
03 October 2015, 09:27
2 blasts rock Nigerian capital; rescuers deployed.
02 October 2015, 17:41
Ethiopia plans to export natural gas in 3 to 5 years.
02 October 2015, 17:16
Boko Haram Islamist fighters killed at least two Niger soldiers and wounded four others in an attack on a village near the Nigerian border, army officers said.
02 October 2015, 14:16
A man who got the services of a sex worker in Kampala's suburb of Makindye got the worst treat of his life after his pair of trousers was stolen, preventing him from going home naked.
02 October 2015, 12:50
At least 10 people were killed and 39 others injured when four suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, the military said.
02 October 2015, 10:19
With three weeks left until elections in Tanzania, tensions are rising ahead of what is expected to be the tightest electoral race in the country’s history.
02 October 2015, 08:43
The leader of the recent failed coup in Burkina Faso has been taken into custody by government forces in order to face trial, reports say.