Gambian legislators voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire.
At least 33 people were killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali.
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections.
At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded after a Nigerian military airstrike on a refugee camp in the country's north-east.
After southern Africa’s worst drought in more than 35 years ravaged crops and sent food prices soaring, farmers are battling a new crisis: armyworms.
President-elect Adama Barrow was unable to attend the funeral of his eight-year-old son who died on the way to hospital after being bitten by a dog.
A Zimbabwe pastor who predicted that President Robert Mugabe would die on October 17th this year has been arrested in Harare.
An estimated 68 people in southern Madagascar have been infected with the plague, which has to date killed 27 people.
Anxiety has gripped Gambia when President Yahya Jammeh must hand over power to rival Adama Barrow.
Armed conflict over land, water and other natural resources have left 70 civilians dead in Sudan's Darfur region.
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has left the country for Senegal, a day after West African leaders failed to persuade ...
Telecoms firm Econet Wireless has accused ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira of “inconstitency and duplicity”.
With no direct access to William Endley in a South Sudanese jail, his family and friends are increasingly worried about his health.
Ivory Coast soldiers reached an agreement with the government resolving a dispute over bonus payments that had threatened ...
Armed fighting over land, water and other natural resources in Darfur continues to put civilians at risk, a top UN peacekeeping official has said.