Burundi human rights groups say about 800 young girls and women have been taken to Gulf states to work as household slaves since October.
Somalia's militant al-Shabaab group said it had executed four people it accused of espionage.
Five members from a polygamous family died from suspected food poisoning in Mwenezi, about 470km south of Harare.
President Robert Mugabe should admit failure regarding the proposed bond notes and step down immediately, the MDC said.
Forces aligned with Libya's new unity government had taken control of the port of Sirte, making gains in Islamic State's stronghold.
Police in Harare attempted to abduct Partson Dzamara, younger brother to Itai Dzamara, who was abducted in March last year, a court heard.
Opposition parties said they had forged an alliance and demanded that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.
Zimbabwean police arrested 15 people, including a journalist, during a public protest against President Robert Mugabe, a lawyer said.
A Gambian opposition leader on trial since April for participating in a protest has said he is a victim of political persecution.
Police reportedly seized and destroyed 26 tons of marijuana in a crackdown operation carried out in northern Tanzania’s region of Arusha.
A Sierra Leone war crimes convict died in Rwandan prison before completing his 50-year jail term, prison authorities confirmed.
About ten civil society groups launched a campaign aimed at pushing for the abolition of death penalty in Burkina Faso.
The battle for Sirte raged after unity government forces pushed into the centre of the city and predicted it could fall within days.
Around 2 000 migrants were plucked to safety off the coast of Libya in the latest series of rescue operations in the Mediterranean, ...
A HRW report accusing Congolese soldiers of killing 18 people while serving as UN and AU peacekeepers in CAR was slammed as “biased.”.