A foreign shopkeeper was badly burned in a petrol bomb attack in South Africa's Soweto township, police said, in the latest outbreak of xenophobic violence which has killed at least six people.
The International Criminal Court upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, freed more than two years ago on war crimes charges.
Man pleads guilty in Ugandan counterfeiting, other scams; was caught passing bogus $100 bill a Pennsylvania coffee shop.
A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents of the Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus - and that's not a typo.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris, his spokesperson says, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.
27 February 2015, 10:38
Egypt has detained 2 police officers over allegations they tortured a lawyer to death.
27 February 2015, 09:36
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor travelled to Uganda following the arrest of a top commander of the brutal Lord's Resistance Army rebels.
27 February 2015, 08:17
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, says that one of his secrets to a long life is "not filling my stomach".
27 February 2015, 07:09
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.
26 February 2015, 17:00
Two people aboard a horse-driven cart were killed in Niger when they ran over a mine thought to have been planted by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, security sources said.
26 February 2015, 14:47
Insurgents in Somalia's capital fired a barrage of mortar rounds targeting the highly fortified presidential palace and main government compound, killing a guard, security officials said.
26 February 2015, 14:01
A young man who drunk himself unconscious has vowed never to drink again in his life after learning that he was rescued by an old woman's urine.
26 February 2015, 13:22
One person has been killed and two were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the residential Imbaba district of Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.
26 February 2015, 12:04
The head of the Nigerian Army has visited soldiers in the northeastern town of Baga, telling troops that the conflict against Boko Haram will soon be over.
26 February 2015, 10:53
A group of seven gunmen have kidnapped a Chinese national in central Nigeria.
26 February 2015, 09:51
Egypt's military has killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources say, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.
26 February 2015, 08:34
Digital broadcasting could only become a reality in South Africa in 2017, according to a Treasury document that highlights estimates of national expenditure.
26 February 2015, 07:23
The armed men who abducted an American missionary in Nigeria are demanding a ransom, police say.
25 February 2015, 17:50
Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe reportedly says he never wanted to be president - despite the fact that the nonagenarian continues to cling to power, almost 35 years after Zimbabwe attained its independence.
25 February 2015, 14:32
A domestic worker has gone on trial in Zimbabwe for allegedly killing a 10-month-old baby she was looking after by stuffing him into a drawer, a report says.
25 February 2015, 11:40
Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram militants in fighting near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon.
25 February 2015, 09:33
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the military was gaining the upper hand against Boko Haram, despite two bombings in the country's north recently.
25 February 2015, 08:21
Government forces have launched strikes against Rwandan Hutu rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo in the first combat since last month's announcement of a campaign to stamp out the group without Monusco support.
25 February 2015, 07:11
Heavy police presence prevents anti-shale gas protests in Algerian capital.
24 February 2015, 17:47
Five people were killed and eight injured when a rockslide caused a bus to slam into another vehicle at the entrance to a busy road tunnel, a civil defence officer said.