Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh will challenge the result of the presidential election before the Supreme Court.
A runaway truck carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames, killing at least 39 people and injuring 10.
An explosion inside the Coptic cathedral in Cairo killed at least 20 people and injured 35.
At least ten people were killed and some 15 wounded when a church collapsed during a service in southern Nigeria, police and a local resident said.
The death toll from a deadly attack in which two schoolgirls blew themselves up in a busy market has risen to 7, with another 177 wounded.
A church building collapseed in Uyo killing 60 people, two years after a similar collapse claimed the lives of 70 people - many of them South African.
The Burundi government has recalled its ambassador to Belgium for consultations to assess the state of relations between the two countries.
A car bomb killed at least two policemen when it exploded at a checkpoint near Mogadishu, police and militants fighting to topple the government said.
Erudite 72-year-old human rights lawyer Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election, tapping into an electorate fed up ...
Ghana's President John Mahama has reportedly called opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo to concede defeat in the national election.
The facilitator in the Burundian crisis says both President Pierre Nkurunziza and the 2015 elections are legitimate.
Zimbabwe's first lady is being sued by a diamond dealer who claims she seized his Harare properties after a R17.8 million diamond deal went sour.
The five candidates vying for the position of AU Commission chairperson will have a live television debate in which they ...
Nearly 14 million people in southern Africa are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, aid agencies say.
Lone Kgathi, the son of Botswana's security minister, was released on bail of R1 300 after being arrested for possession of 41 packages of cocaine.