Gunfire broke out in several Ivory Coast cities as a revolt by military personnel demanding higher wages and bonuses appeared to gain momentum.
Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana's president in a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders.
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers and other security agencies are on high alert across the country after an apparent increase wildlife crime.
West African leaders will take a "major decision" on the political impasse in Gambia at a meeting in Ghana, a Nigerian presidential spokesperson said.
SACP deputy secretary Solly Mapaila has urged the South African government to review its relations with Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir.
President Zuma says the new UN chief must act to guarantee the attainment of self-rule and determination for the people of ...
The few Chibok girls who have escaped from the clutches of Boko Haram have found themselves not completely freed.
Over 1500 people died in violent incidents, including bombings and shootings in Libya during 2016, according to a Libyan NGO report.
The International Red Cross says the insurgency by Boko Haram, which has driven thousands from their homes, is forcing women into prostitution.
Descendants of the Herero and Nama are suing Germany for what they called a genocide campaign in the early 1900s that led to more than 100 000 deaths.
Nigerian soldiers have found a schoolgirl who was one of more than 200 pupils kidnapped from their school by Islamist militants Boko Haram in 2014.
More than 100 people will stand trial in Harare in connection with last year's anti-government demonstrations.
Grace Mugabe has defied a Harare High Court order and remains in occupation of three expensive properties she took over from a diamond dealer.
Civilian self-defense fighters killed three girl suicide bombers who allegedly targeted a bustling market day in northeastern Nigeria.
Egyptian police have arrested a man suspected of slashing the throat of a liquor shop owner in Alexandria, just 24 hours after the murder.