A 41-year-old woman has been jailed for 15 years for kidnapping a child in Mozambique and smuggling him to South Africa
UN and Congolese troops have launched an offensive in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a Rwandan rebel group linked to the 1994 genocide.
Striking doctors and nurses have paralyzed Kenya's public health system, endangering the lives of critically ill patients.
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Libya's government will be unable to pay public salaries and may have to seek loans unless militants break off a blockade preventing crude shipments.
Zimbabwe will press ahead with controversial plans to ban foreigners from owning bakeries, barber shops, estate agencies and a host of other businesses.
Thabo Mbeki and Julius Malema were among the 22 South Africans on a list of Africa’s most influential people.
Rwanda has launched a national drive to “non-surgically” circumcise 700 000 men in a bid to cut rates of HIV infection.
Angola's government has denied it had banned Islam and closed mosques, after speculation that sparked outrage among Muslims worldwide.
Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the offensive against youth gangs in the capital, long accused of robbing, beating up and even murdering residents.
Zambian prosecutors charged the representative of a Chinese construction company with graft, in a case involving embattled ex-president Rupiah Banda.
France will send 1 000 troops to Central African Republic to keep growing chaos at bay, says the country’s defence minister.
At least 100 people were killed when a tropical cyclone hit Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region at the weekend.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels failed to sign a hoped-for peace deal, after Kinshasa demanded the agreement be revised.
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