Botswana's President Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching.
The Zimbabwean president says the country "has moved on" in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal "coup d'etat".
The UN refugee agency says more than 57,000 people have fled violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Prosecutors charged the former president with 16 counts including racketeering and money laundering.
Egypt and Russia set dates in April for the resumption of flights between the two capitals.
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe describes his departure from office in November last year as the result of a “coup d'état” that must be undone.
Egypt's president has said he is prepared to personally join the army and police battling militants in Sinai.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday renewing for a year its peace mission in South Sudan, while also threatening to later impose an arms embargo if necessary.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) claims that the government in Abuja plans to keep the movement's leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, in detention until he dies.
Guinea's powerful teachers' union reached a deal with the government on a pay raise.
Senior doctors joined the escalated strike, which calls for pay raise and addressing drugs shortage in hospitals.
Police in Nigeria say 25 villagers are believed to have been killed by herders in the country's central Plateau State.
A rights group in Nigeria threatens to take legal action against the government for its “criminal negligence” allegedly resulting in the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls.
A bus crash incident in Ethiopia has left 38 people in northern Amhara region.
Egyptian activists file a lawsuit with the African Union against a controversial agreement that cedes the sovereignty of two Egyptian Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Nigeria plans to negotiate with Daesh-linked Boko Haram terrorists to secure the release of the schoolgirls abducted by the group in 2014 as well as last month.
Nigeria is battling on two fronts against an unprecedented outbreak of Lassa fever, a cousin of Ebola, that has already killed 110 people this year.
Fresh clashes in in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula leave 16 militants and two army forces dead.
Rescue efforts save several hundred asylum seekers who had risked possible death by trying to make the perilous journey from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea.
Egypt hands down death sentences to 10 people over their alleged involvement in forming a terror cell.
The violence took place in Nigeria’s Plateau state, in the latest flare-up linked to tensions over grazing rights.
Some 300,000 children of the two million children at risk of starvation are in Kasai.
Sierra Leoneans has voted in a general election to pick a new president, with many craving economic change and a boost to living standards in one of the world's poorest countries.
The UN human rights chief denounces a "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of presidential election.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 21 refugees were unaccounted for and probably drowned as a wooden boat set sail from Libya towards Italy and had to be rescued.
At least 16 people, mostly women and children, have been killed in clashes between youths and cattle herders in central Nigeria.
Ethiopia's ruling coalition is expected to meet this week to choose a new prime minister, most likely from the populous Oromo ethnic group.
At least 10 people have been killed in several days of violence between herdsmen and farmers in eastern Nigeria, police say.
South Africans are told not to consume “ready to eat” processed meat on Sunday as a deadly listeria outbreak is linked to a sausage meat made by the country’s biggest consumer foods group.
Cairo and Riyadh set up a fund worth more than $10 billion to a megacity and business zone planned to be built by Riyadh on over 1,000 square kilometers of land in Sinai.
Saudi’s bin Salman is in Cairo a day after Egypt fully cedes two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead since the start of the operation on February 9.
Seven people have died in a raid by suspected Ugandan extremist rebels in the village of Eringeti in DR Congo's restive North Kivu province.
The United Nations (UN) suspends aid operations in northeast Nigeria following a deadly militant attack in the town of Rann.
Both the Saudis and Egyptians have historically claimed a leading role in the Arab world.
Egypt's top court has rejected all legal challenges to a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to travel to Egypt, a key Saudi ally whose president came to power after a coup staged with Riyadh’s blessing.
South Sudan says it does not trust a UN probe of sexual abuses committed by its own peacekeepers against civilians at a protection camp.
A fresh flare-up of ethnic violence claims the lives of at least 49 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Five assailants from a pick-up truck carried out the coordinated attack in the center of Ouagadougou.
Four United Nations (UN) peacekeepers were killed in central Mali on Wednesday after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED).
Five other education workers were also killed in the attack.
Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train.
The chief prosecutor ordered his staff to closely watch the media activities.
Fifteen people have been killed in a resurgence of violence in DR Congo's troubled Kasai region blamed on a suspected militia.
The ambush took place as soldiers were traveling in the northeastern state of Borno.
More than 100 girls missing for a week after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria have been kidnapped, the government says.
An administrative official has been snatched over the weekend from one of Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions.
Djibouti’s ruling party wins a landslide victory in parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition, gaining almost 90 percent of the parliamentary seats.
One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people there face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return, a report says.
The Nigerian government acknowledges that 110 girls remain missing following a Boko Haram raid on their school in Yobe State last week.
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh was arrested earlier this month over alleged links to exiled members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Violence erupted in the DR Congo’s third largest city of Kisangani when security forces tried to disperse hundreds of people marching after Mass at the city’s cathedral.
Campaigning kicks off in Egypt's election, with incumbent president expected to win easily after his real challengers were detained, prosecuted or intimidated out of the race.
The court on Saturday ruled that Douma should pay 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) as part of his retrial.
Two bomb attacks, carried out by al-Shabab terror group, have killed at least 45 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
The Horn of Africa country of Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal that had been leased out to Dubai Ports World (DP World) for 30 years.
Egypt says it is resolving financial disputes cramping a multi-billion-dollar deal that enables Israel to supply it with natural gas.
The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission, says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes."
The European Union is to double the budget allocated to a multi-national force in West Africa’s Sahel region as part of a declared mission to crack down on militancy and human trafficking there.
Egypt says its ongoing operation in Sinai has left 71 militants dead.
Listeriosis in South Africa has killed 172 people since the start of last year.
Nigeria-based Boko Haram kills 7 people in neighboring Chad and Cameroon.
Egypt hands down death sentences to 21 over their alleged involvement in terrorist activities.
The United Nations says journalists in South Sudan were killed, beaten, detained, denied entry or fired for doing their jobs in over 60 incidents.
The Nigerian army rescues 76 schoolgirls and recovers two dead bodies following a Boko Haram attack on a girls school in Nigeria’s northeast.
Supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have staged yet another protest to demand the release of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
More than 100 schoolgirls are feared missing after Boko Haram militants attacked Dapchi village in northeast Nigeria.
Two French soldiers have been killed and another hurt when their armored vehicle struck a mine in Mali.
Libya's coastguard has rescued 441 refugees in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast.
Egyptian authorities put Abol Fotouh on "terrorism" list over alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
A cholera outbreak in Malawi described as "very difficult to contain" has claimed nine lives and affected a total of 541 people nationwide.
Takfiri Boko Haram militants attack a village in northeast Nigeria but fail to kidnap girls at a boarding school there.
Israel signs a 15-billion-dollar deal with Egypt to export gas to the northeast African country over a ten-year period.
At least 17 people were killed and several others injured in Mozambique's capital when a 15-meter pile of garbage collapsed due to heavy rain.
About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent.
Sudan releases all opposition activists who had been detained in a crackdown on protests against a surge in food prices last month.
Thousands of Libyans mark the seventh anniversary of the start of nationwide protests that ousted former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.
A new attack by Ugandan rebels has left at least five civilians dead in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Haiti’s president says the prostitution scandal involving workers of British charity group Oxfam is only the tip of an iceberg, urging probes into other aid organizations in the country.
A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defense minister says.
Some 19 people are killed and dozens more wounded in triple blasts targeting a fish market in Nigeria’s Borno State in an attack blamed on Boko Haram.
Ethiopia has announced a state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his intention to step down.
Uganda says it is widening a probe of government officials who allegedly stole aid intended for refugees to include UN staff.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has suddenly resigned in an effort he said is aimed at enabling reforms and peace.
The UN says it registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year.
South African lawmakers formally name Cyril Ramaphosa as new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigns under intense pressure from his own party.
Egypt arrests former presidential candidate Abol Fotouh after he called for a boycott of the upcoming election.
South African President Jacob Zuma declared his resignation when addressing the nation late Wednesday night.
Public service labor unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed education, health, vocational training and the telecommunications industries.
Three soldiers and two civilians have been killed and 11 other people injured in an accident involving DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's motorcade.