Depositors with indigenous banks in Zimbabwe are spending nights in bank queues as the cash crisis in the country deepens.
A Belgian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya's famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, police say.
Women in Kenya have been warned not to abuse expanded free maternal health services by "giving birth every year".
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed agencies tasked with fighting corruption to speed up their efforts.
This was Muhammadu Buhari's response after his wife Aisha publicly criticised his record in office.
A Nigerian community leader says the government is negotiating the release of 83 Chibok girls - but there are others who don't want rescue.
Student protests have forced the management at the main University of Namibia campus to postpone examinations.
Zimbabwe's former liberation war fighters are dying due to neglect by the state, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for War Veterans says.
A group of activists tried to arrest cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo over the $400,000 he allegedly embezzled from the Zimbabwe Development Fund.
Cephas Msipa, 85, was one of the few people in Zimbabwe who could speak openly and frankly with President Robert Mugabe.
South Sudan's controversially ousted opposition leader, Dr Riek Machar, is in South Africa receiving medical treatment.
An attempt by Ghana's ruling party to make fun of the main opposition candidate has backfired.
The Ethiopian government has announced that posting the current situation in the country on Facebook is a crime.
Botswana says it is shooting Zimbabwe cattle which stray across its border to protect its beef exports to the European Union.
African leaders have signed a deal to boost security off the continent's economically crucial coasts.