Heavy fighting near the town of Malakal in South Sudan claimed dozens of lives, according to a military spokesperson.
Drought-ravaged Southern African countries still need 2.1 billion U.S. dollars to feed the people and manage the effects of El Niño.
Zimbabweans are outraged over the appointment of President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law as head of the national airline.
Two of Nigeria's 10 presidential jets are for sale as part of a drive to cut costs, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari says.
A Moroccan security official says authorities have foiled a suicide attack planned for the October 7 parliamentary elections.
A senior Kenyan official has denied a local media report of extrajudicial killings by police.
Zimbabwe's High Court has upheld a month-long police ban on protests in the capital, a lawyer representing opposition activists says.
The case against a British aristocrat’s son accused of smuggling cocaine into Kenya appeared close to collapse on Monday.
Kenyan anti-terror police on Tuesday killed a most wanted terror suspect, Ismael Shosi.
Third chance for peace looks like a pipe dream, writes Peter Fabricius
The Mugabe government’s utter economic failure has driven the country’s citizens to despair, writes Peter Fabricius
SA’s failure to back Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for a second term reflects poorly on what the country thinks of the AU, writes Peter Fabricius
SADC countries could be in the pound seats if they use these opportunities judiciously, writes Peter Fabricius
Malawi’s victims talk
African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity, writes Paul Jackson