First British volunteers fly to Sierra Leone, where experts warn of 'intense' Ebola surge.
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel Friday said the Ebola epidemic should be a wake-up call for African leaders.
Tanzania's government has asked parliament to cancel a planned debate on corruption allegations in the energy sector, angering some lawmakers who complained of a cover-up.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was over after no people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case.
Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans, a lawmaker said.
21 November 2014, 15:17
At least 11 people died and several others were injured during a stampede at the end of a church service in the Zimbabwean mining town of Kwekwe.
21 November 2014, 13:38
Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front says it has suspended President Guy Scott as acting head of the party for “unconstitutional conduct”.
21 November 2014, 12:22
Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrives in Switzerland for treatment.
21 November 2014, 10:42
Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.
21 November 2014, 09:30
A good number of policemen in Uganda allegedly used forged documents to join the police force, frustrating efforts to fight corruption in the country.
21 November 2014, 08:09
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has suggested that he is considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year.
21 November 2014, 07:10
An Egyptian court acquitted a male doctor of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager.
20 November 2014, 21:55
A crocodile has killed and eaten a pregnant woman on the shores of a lake in north-eastern Uganda, a senior wildlife official says, making her the 30th victim of such reptile attacks in the east African nation this year.
20 November 2014, 19:55
The World Health Organization says the transmission of Ebola remains "intense" and widespread in Sierra Leone.
20 November 2014, 18:25
Ugandan lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill, seek to introduce it before Christmas.
20 November 2014, 16:00
Nigerian police fired teargas inside the parliament complex apparently trying to block opposition lawmakers, including the speaker of the lower house, from entering the building for a key security vote.
20 November 2014, 14:25
Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood's top negotiator; bomb, stun grenade in Cairo hurt 8 people.
20 November 2014, 13:09
Ebola transmission remains 'intense' in Sierra Leone as Liberia, Guinea improve somewhat.
20 November 2014, 12:06
A security official says Egyptian authorities have arrested a leading Muslim Brotherhood member who played key role in negotiations between his now-banned group and the government.
20 November 2014, 10:57
The army officer who took power after the fall of Burkina Faso's president was named prime minister, ensuring the military keeps a grip on government despite pressure for a civilian transition.
20 November 2014, 09:33
Ugandan priest John Ssenyondo loved his adopted country of Mexico and preached against violence until his body was found in a mass grave between fields of corn and beans.
20 November 2014, 08:25
Nigerian extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons, as the army fears more violence in the approaching dry season.
20 November 2014, 07:13
The battle for Zambia's presidency became even more of a family affair with late leader Michael Sata's widow joining the race to become the ruling party's candidate.
19 November 2014, 22:00
Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even though a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure.
19 November 2014, 19:55
The cost of the Ebola epidemic on Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is likely to be closer to $3-$4 billion, rather than a worst case scenario of $32 billion, the World Bank said.