Thirteen people have been killed in a jailbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, the head of the prison says.
Central African Republic inked a peace deal with 14 armed groups on Tuesday following two weeks of talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
The Central African Republic has taken a major step toward peace and stability with a landmark peace deal signed between the government and 14 armed groups.
More than 130 African refugees were missing off Djibouti after two overloaded boats capsized in rough seas on Tuesday.
Three students and a police officer have died in the southeastern of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during weekend clashes at a protest over water and power outages.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa cancels an official trip to Europe because of unrest at home and vows to investigate alleged misconduct by security forces.
The UN's spokesman in Mali has condemned the killing of at least eight UN peacekeepers in a "vile and criminal attack."
Democratic Republic of Congo's top court confirms Felix Tshisekedi as president, dismissing a legal challenge brought by runner-up Martin Fayulu.
DR Congo has rejected an African Union demand to delay the announcement of final results from its disputed presidential election.
Fresh gunfire and an explosion were still being heard at a hotel compound in Kenya’s Nairobi a day after Somali-based al-Shabab militants attacked the building, but the standoff was later declared over.
An explosion and gunfire have rocked the Kenyan capital.
Zimbabweans take to the streets in two cities to protest a sharp rise in fuel prices recently announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwe.
A coalition supporting outgoing President Joseph Kabila wins a parliamentary majority in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, giving him influence to restrain his successor from the opposition party.
Martin Fayulu appeals against the election result, demands a recount.
Gabon's President Ali Bongo has named a new prime minister in an apparent effort to shore up his political base days after a failed coup attempt.
The Central African Republic says the establishment of a Russian military base is possible according to an agreement signed in August.
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared by Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission the winner of the country’s presidential votes.
Gabonese presidency says the chief military rebel who led a failed coup was arrested and two of his commandos were killed.
Zimbabwean teachers will strike from Tuesday to press for US dollar salaries as talks with the government failed to bring a breakthrough.
Gabon says calm has been restored to the capital hours after a group of military officers launched a coup attempt in the absence of ailing President Ali Bongo.
US President Donald Trump says the Pentagon has deployed 80 US troops to Gabon.
Niger’s army says it has killed nearly 290 Boko Haram militants during an offensive in the country’s southeast.
Thirteen people died when suspected extremists attacked a village in central-northern Burkina Faso.
The run-up to the poll was also hit by controversy as voting could not take place in some eastern cities because of a deadly Ebola outbreak in the region.
Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces, as extremist groups intensify attacks in areas bordering Mali.
More than 30 people have died in northern Chad after Arab fighters, crossing from neighboring Libya, attacked miners in a region in the grip of a gold rush.
Some 15 suspected militants have been killed near the Niger-Mali border by a joint Franco-Nigerien task force.
People start voting in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, amid delays and reported disorganization.
Thousands of opposition supporters take to the streets of Dakar on Friday to demand a "free and fair" presidential election, slated for 24 February, 2019.
The UN has appealed for violence-free elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a bid to allow voters to peacefully cast their ballots.
Fifteen soldiers have been seriously hurt when an Antonov transport plane had an accident on landing at Beni in eastern DR Congo.
Four women and a child died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo.
Police said an arrest warrant had been issued for Grace Mugabe.
At least one person has been killed and over 80 injured in clashes between supporters of rival candidates just days ahead of DR Congo's presidential election.
The UN human rights chief urges the Congolese authorities to halt violence before the elections scheduled for December 23.
The US has accused China and Russia of using “predatory” and "corrupt" practices to expand their influence in Africa.
The violence erupted in Kalemie, a town on Lake Tanganyika as opposition candidate Martin Fayulu was campaigning there.
Three United Nations (UN) agencies say at least 150 women and girls have been raped in attacks by armed men in South Sudan over the past 12 days.
Clashes between the army and rebels loyal to a renegade former general in eastern DR Congo have killed at least 18 people.
The UNICEF warns that two-thirds of all children in Central African Republic, amounting to 1.5 million kids, need emergency aid.
Saudi crown prince arrives in Tunisia as hundreds of people protest against the visit, denouncing him for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
At least 29 people died when a cruise boat capsized in poor weather on Saturday in Lake Victoria, Uganda.
Suspected militants in Mozambique reportedly kill 12 people in Mozambique’s resource-rich Cabo-Delgado Province.
The Takfiri terrorists carried out overnight raids on several border villages in southeastern Niger.
Armed militants in Kenya kidnap an Italian volunteer in a raid on a village in the southeast of the country, police say.
Three Central African military have died in a shootout between soldiers in the town of Bambari in the center of the restive country.
A former militia leader from the Central African Republic (CAR), nicknamed “Colonel Rambo,” has arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) headquarters in The Hague to stand trial.
Russia has denounced France's behavior in Africa and has urged the country to recognize its peace efforts in the continent.
The UN Security Council lifts nearly decade-long sanctions on Eritrea, following a peace deal between the African country and its neighbor Ethiopia, and progress in its relations with Djibouti.
The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern DR Congo, warning that violence could hamper next month's elections.
The UN Security Council is expected to remove its sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal between the African country and its neighbor Ethiopia and a thaw between Asmara and Djibouti.
Separatists in Cameroon claim that fighting between them and army troops has resulted in 15 deaths.
A car bomb attack has killed at least three Malian civilians and wounded two others in northern Mali, the country’s security ministry says.
The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200.
The United Nations (UN)’s food agency has warned that nearly two million people are in urgent need of food in the violence-stricken Central African Republic (CAR).
Cameroon’s president calls on Anglophone separatists in the country to lay down their arms, shortly before the release of 79 boys and girls who had been abducted in an Anglophone region.
Kidnappings in Cameroon multiply as separatists seek to carve out an English-speaking ‘Republic of Ambazonia’ in mainly francophone Cameroon.
Rebels have killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern DR Congo.
Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto has called for an independent recount of last month's presidential poll.
Unidentified assailants mounted two attacks on United Nations peacekeeping forces in central Mali.
Eighteen civilians were killed and several others injured when an army truck crashed into a minibus in northern Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time.
Clashes between police and supporters during a CAF Champions League match in Tunisia have led to 51 people being injured and 12 arrested.
Protesters have clashed with soldiers in Comoros in demonstrations against President Azali Assoumani's bid to extend term limits.
People in Ivory Coast have cast their ballots in municipal and regional elections, which came less than two years before the country’s presidential election in 2020.
Boko Haram terrorists claim the lives of eight Chadian soldiers in the Lake Chad region.
At least 50 people have been killed in a bus crash between Nairobi and Kenya's western city of Kisumu.
Seven policemen are reportedly killed in two explosions in the West African country of Burkina Faso.
Around 50 people were killed and another 100 suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker collided with a vehicle in Congo.
Dozens of refugees are feared dead after an overloaded pirogue capsized off the coast of Guinea-Bissau.
Seven soldiers and one civilian driver have been killed after two Malian military vehicles were hit by explosives on an escort mission.
South Sudan’s civil war has claimed the lives of nearly 400,000 people since fighting erupted in late 2013, a new study says, offering a tally far higher than previous estimates.
Libya's internationally recognized government has announced a new ceasefire deal.
Eight soldiers have been killed by a blast in the troubled north of Burkina Faso.
Unknown gunmen have attacked an area torn by tribal strife in eastern Mali, killing at least 12 people, security source say.
The UK-based rights group Amnesty International censures the recent detention of hundreds of people in Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa.
Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in the attack on Beni.
Homes and shops in Tripoli's south stood damaged and destroyed on Saturday, September 22, after clashes between rival forces that have gripped the Libyan capital since August.
More than 100 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state radio reported on Friday, and hundreds more were still feared missing.
Opposition members of parliament heckled Mnangagwa when he started reading his speech before filing out.
A top chief who led a coalition of armed militia groups has surrendered in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo with hundreds of youth fighters.
At least 23 people have been killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.
Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea ink another peace agreement in Saudi Arabia, without providing details about the content.
Burundians took part in government-organized protests against a UN report that blamed the president.
The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe rises to 25, as the World Health Organisation warns that the water-borne disease is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare.
Police issued a ban on all public gatherings to control the spread of cholera.
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have reopened border crossing points and celebrated the Ethiopian New Year together on their shared frontier, where a fierce war had taken place two decades ago.
President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to "give up contraceptive methods," insisting his country needs more people.
Mauritania's ruling party has drawn well into the lead in elections held earlier this month.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down as chief of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola party.
Madrid estimates that 10,000 minor refugees are on Spanish soil alone without their parents.