Grace Mugabe returns home after South Africa grants her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model.
The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan.
The opposition in Kenya files a petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, his longtime rival.
Deepening drought has left 19 percent of Ethiopia in dire need of life-saving aid as 8.5 million people go hungry.
Congolese officials say the death toll from a rain-triggered huge landslide in the African country could likely reach over 200.
Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue says.
Grenade attacks on two cafes have killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources say.
South Africa's main opposition party says Grace Mugabe is a massive flight risk and must be arrested.
The Somalia-based terrorist group of al-Shabab has decapitated three people and burned houses in an attack in Kenya.
The Republic of the Congo's cabinet has resigned amid an economic crisis.
The reshuffle included the appointment of Youcef Yousfi as minister for industry and mines, Mohamed Benmeradi as trade minister, and Abdelwahid Temmar as housing minister, according to a presidency statement.
A landslide leaves 40 people dead in a fishing village in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The United Nations says the number of the South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached one million.
The loser in Kenya’s presidential election vows to pursue his claims of vote rigging at the top court.
The European Union has urged Kenya’s election commission to post all the results of the vote tallies online.
The Red Cross says as many as 600 others have gone missing after massive landslides hit the West African country.
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune with Ahmed Ouyahia.
Relatives dig through the mud in search of their loved ones after heavy rains and flooding killed at least 200 people in Sierra Leone's capital.
The government declares the standoff over and the attackers killed. 18 people are confirmed dead after a shooting spree inside a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou.
The loser in Kenya’s election remains defiant about vote results and says will take more actions.
The United Party for National Development leader and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason.
The East African country has plunged into bloody post-election violence after the opposition cried foul.
South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control over the strategic town of Pagak along Ethiopia border.
At least three people were shot dead in Kenya during overnight protests against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya’s election commission declares President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed vote.
The deadly clashes took place mostly on Monday in the capital Kinshasa, and other cities when members of the separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) staged a rally against President Joseph Kabila.
The attempt to dissolve parliament is seen as unlikely to succeed as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party holds a majority of 249 of the house's seats.
The UN warns that more than 20 million people are at the risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria.
Police shot dead two people in the capital Nairobi.
South Africa's main opposition party has called for dissolving parliament after President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote.
The United Nations has announced that rescue groups have saved one thousand African refugees after being left in Niger desert since April.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga dismisses the preliminary results of the presidential election, which have put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.
South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament.
The United Nations aid chief says he sees ‘early signs of genocide’ in the Central African Republic amid renewed clashes between armed groups there.
Kenyans begin voting in general elections to choose a president and other country officials, including lawmakers, senators and governors.
At least 14 members of separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) are killed in a series of violent clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The south Sudanese army overtakes the town of Pagak, the main bastion of rebels in the country.
Escalating militia violence and a surge in attacks on aid workers in northern Mali are restricting the delivery of food and healthcare to millions of people.
In a controversial plebiscite boycotted by the opposition, people in Mauritania vote to boost the president’s powers and change the national flag.
Mandela’s grandson has urged the South African government to expel the Israeli ambassador and sever all ties with the Tel Aviv regime.
Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame seals a crushing victory in Friday’s presidential election.
The report detailed butchery, "ethnic cleansing" and 251 targetted killings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
President Paul Kagame is likely to win a third term at the helm of the small East African country.
Police and opposition have clashed in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott, ahead of a constitutional referendum.
Al-Shabab extremists have killed a police officer in an ambush on a remote outpost in northern Kenya days ahead of national elections.
Al-Qaeda has released a South African man who was held hostage in Mali for 6 years.
China has offered to support Gambia following the African country’s severance of formal ties with Taiwan.
At least 34 have been killed after a bus plunged a ravine in central Madagascar.
Kenyan electoral officials say a senior colleague is tortured to death days before the country's presidential election.
The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall wins a widely expected landslide in the country's legislative election.
Kenyan police say they have thwarted an attack on the deputy president’s home.
Senegalese voters cast ballots to elect a new parliament, a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and after a campaign marred by violence and tensions.
The stampede was at one of the gates of the stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final.
UNICEF says militia violence in DR Congo Kasai has displaced 1.4 million people, 850,000 of them children.
A helicopter carrying UN peacekeepers in Mali has crashed, killing two German crew members on board.
Police arrested a Daesh-affiliated terrorist group 50 kilometers west of the capital Algiers.
Both warring Libyan leaders have announced they will commit to ceasefire and future elections during talks in France.
Malian security minister has confirmed the arrest of a key extremist near Timbuktu.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has announced state of emergency in one state.
At least 27 people are dead and 54 others are missing after a boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Eight people are killed during a crush at a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.
A new round of infighting in Ivory Coast’s military leaves three soldiers killed.
Two bomb blasts have killed 14 people and injured 30 others in northeastern Cameroon.
The United Nations identifies 38 new probable mass graves in the DR Congo’s central region of Kasai.
China dispatches troops to Djibouti to set up a military base in the Horn of Africa country.
A grenade attacks kills eight and injures 50 in northern Burundi.
South Sudan is not going to celebrate its sixth year anniversary of independence due to the consequences of an ongoing civil war.
Al-Shabab terrorists have decapitated nine villagers in southeastern Kenya.
The Kenyan government says the interior minister, 68, died at a hospital in Nairobi, without elaborating on the cause of his death.
Rescuers call off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana.
Clashes between armed groups kill three people in northeastern Mali.
The International Criminal Court is going to rule on whether South Africa violated ICC rules to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in 2015.
Collapse of an illegal gold mine has caused missing of at least 14 miners in western Ghana.
Kenya is the first country in Africa to get the latest version of a drug for HIV- positive people.
Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party secures a second mandate in a general election, winning a majority of seats in parliament.
At least eight Chadian soldiers are killed in clashes with the Boko Haram terrorist group on Lake Chad
International aid agencies warn that starvation looms as food is running out in drought-hit Ethiopia.
The UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution welcoming the deployment of an African military force in the Sahel region.
The death toll from a day of fierce clashes between rival factions has surged to about 100 in the Central African Republic.
Clashes between ethnic groups have left 31 people dead in central Mali.
The Security Council calls for a peaceful settlement of the Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from the buffer zone.
The UN says South Sudan has the world’s fastest growing number of displaced people.
Four gunmen are killed after they attacked a tourist resort in Mali frequented by Westerners, the country's security minister says.
Mali calls on the UN Security Council to support the creation of a special force to fight extremists in Sahel region.
The African union calls on Djibouti and Eritrea to maintain restraint over a disputed border area.
Djibouti says Eritrean forces occupied a disputed territory after Qatari troops withdrew.
A former UN secretary general and nine former African leaders have cautioned about consequences of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s grip on power.
The UN says Burundi security forces and government militia continues to torture and kill those who oppose the government.
An official says a raid by gunmen on a prison in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has led to the death of 11 people and the escape of over 900 prisoners.
Ethiopia has warned it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims has reached 7.8 million.
Four people are killed as a result of fire in Knysna, a town in the Western Cape Province in South Africa.