SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.
EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his home country next month, and a wants fragile peace deal revived.
Two African states have made official decisions to leave to leave the ICC. Concerns are high that more African countries will now pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here's a look at what it all means.
Africa's economic growth is expected to dip this year before rebounding in 2017 to remain the world's second fastest growing region after east Asia, says the African Development Bank.
21 October 2016, 08:10
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled - on foot
20 October 2016, 17:58
Former Wits University SRC leader Shaeera Kalla is being treated at hospital after she was shot at least nine times with rubber bullets by police, the university has confirmed.
20 October 2016, 15:35
Somalia's government has released three Al-Jazeera journalists, two days after they were arrested along with their driver by security forces, the network confirmed
20 October 2016, 13:51
The chairman of the Chibok development association, Pogu Bitrus, has disclosed that more than 100 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls are unwilling to return home after more than a year in Boko Haram captivity.
20 October 2016, 13:51
The monitor of South Sudan's peace deal is reporting "near-daily violations" of the cease-fire and says fighting could "trigger an uncontrolled escalation of violence".
20 October 2016, 12:11
Moroccan King Mohammed VI has begun a tour of east Africa to shore up support for a historic bid to rejoin the African Union after more than three decades.
20 October 2016, 09:13
Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents say.
19 October 2016, 20:55
Nigeria's army says Boko Haram Islamic insurgents have overrun a remote border military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing
19 October 2016, 18:00
US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend the country's third and final presidential debate - as Donald Trump's guest.
19 October 2016, 15:35
The family of famous writer and civil rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has announced the passing away of his first son, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., following a stroke.
19 October 2016, 15:35
Somali police say at least seven are dead after hours of clashes as Somali and African Union troops pushed back al-Shabab extremists from a town near Mogadishu.
19 October 2016, 14:08
Egypt extends the state of emergency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, with a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the most troubled areas where it is fighting militants including an Islamic State affiliate.
19 October 2016, 12:21
Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.
19 October 2016, 09:58
The president of Burundi has signed legislation to make Burundi the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
19 October 2016, 08:20
At least eight spectators were killed at a music festival in Angola at the weekend, police say, with one witness saying that a stampede started at the over-crowded stadium where doors had been locked.
18 October 2016, 19:58
France has told judges at the UN's highest court that they do not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Equatorial Guinea aimed at halting a Paris money-laundering case against the son of the African nation's president.
18 October 2016, 18:54
Malawi's president is back home after a one-month trip overseas that intensified speculation about his health, and some countrymen are criticising what they call a lack of transparency about his condition.
18 October 2016, 16:02
Circumstances surrounding the death of former Mozambican president Samora Machel remain unclear, 30 years after he died in a plane crash.
18 October 2016, 14:30
A Nigerian doctor has reportedly described the moment when one of his cousins saw him at the official reunion ceremony for Chibok families in Abuja.
18 October 2016, 13:15
Benin President Patrice Talon has earned social media praises after opting to travel to neighbouring Togo by road, a report says.