A Nigerian man is being charged for provoking people by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Eight members of a Burundian WhatsApp political discussion group have been detained at the police jail in the capital Bujumbura.
Some Zimbabwean churches have called for the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe over his misrule that has resulted in the economic collapse.
Zimbabwean police used teargas, water cannon and batons to disperse opposition youths who were demonstrating against alleged ...
Zimbabwe's government plans to abolish about half the jobs in the agriculture department, a government official says.
A Nigerian mob burned down the house of a Muslim man who intervened in the attempted lynching of a Christian student accused of blasphemy.
The Nigerian army says it has fatally wounded terrorist group Boko Haram's leader in an air attack.
All 47 African member states of the World Health Organisation have adopted a new framework on how to deal with malaria.
Namibians who commit adultery with married people are no longer be at risk of being sued for damages, the Supreme Court has ruled.
The first Chibok schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram in more than two years says she misses the man she was forced to marry, writes Adam Withnall.
Saturday morning was the first time in months that James Biamungu had not slept on a plank in detention cells or on the pavement.
The leader of the Zimbabwean Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries Walter Magaya has been arrested on rape allegations, it has emerged.
Wits University has been ranked first in Africa by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Lesotho as part of his mandate as SADC facilitator to consolidate peace and security.
Zambia's main opposition leader has filed a court petition challenging President Edgar Lungu's re-election, saying the vote was rigged.