Burundi has announced a nationwide ban on demonstrations following threats by the opposition and activists to step up protests against controversial plans by the president to seek re-election.
Unidentified gunmen have launched two attacks on peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
Three members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source says.
In Africa, dreams of reaching Europe remain strong in spite of boat fatalities and the jihadi threat.
Somali and African forces aim to drive Shabaab militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in southern Somalia that the group still holds and which it uses to launch attacks.
24 April 2015, 08:21
The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, but developers are moving ahead to get it approved because it could yet protect some children, a study says.
24 April 2015, 07:01
Security forces in Guinea have killed a protester and wounded four others as opposition supporters clashed with police during anti-government rallies.
23 April 2015, 20:13
Police in Mubende town arrested a 30-year-old old woman who stole two mobile phones and hid tthem inside her g-string.
23 April 2015, 13:29
Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.
23 April 2015, 12:13
MTN’s regional office in Abuja has reportedly shut down its operations following attacks by irate youths presumably protesting over xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
23 April 2015, 12:07
Guinea’s opposition is seeking to spur protests across the country against a disputed election after days of violent clashes in the capital, even as the president ruled out any review.
23 April 2015, 12:06
Burundi’s ruling party says it is poised to designate its candidate for upcoming presidential elections, with incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza expected to defy a two-term limit and seek re-election.
23 April 2015, 13:29
Police in Uganda are holding a 65-year-old man for allegedly defiling his three underage granddaughters and infecting them with HIV/AIDs.
23 April 2015, 12:13
The Minister for Information and National Guidance, Major General Jim Muhwezi has confirmed that Uganda will beat the deadline for digital migration in June.
23 April 2015, 10:41
Libya's chaos has turned the country into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe, a report says.
23 April 2015, 09:36
Attacks against aid workers in South Sudan are worsening hunger in the war-torn state, the World Food Programme says, as it expressed “grave concern” for four missing staff members.
23 April 2015, 08:23
Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD will hold a party congress this weekend to decide whether President Pierre Nkurunziza will seek a third five-year term, a move that the opposition and diplomats worry would spark fresh unrest.
23 April 2015, 07:23
Twenty-two people died after police clashed with members of a religious sect in central Angola last week, local media report.
22 April 2015, 20:44
Authorities in Uganda have said that Uganda Peoples Defence Force is ready to go and fight rebels based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
22 April 2015, 13:16
International court judges push back start of Congolese militia leader's war crimes trial
22 April 2015, 10:52
Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.
22 April 2015, 09:43
South African men have been asked to “provide” properly for women, rather than lash out at non-nationals for “stealing” women away.
22 April 2015, 09:44
Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior US, British and French diplomats to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region, UN diplomatic sources say.
22 April 2015, 08:36
Niger has shut all schools in the region around the capital Niamey and launched a campaign to vaccinate children aged 2 to 15 in an effort to halt a meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 85 since January.
22 April 2015, 07:22
Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service has detained an opposition activist who campaigned on behalf of a colleague who was taken into custody during last week's elections, his party says.