An armed gang has raided a northern Nigerian village and killed 48 people in an apparent reprisal attack targeting a local vigilante group, an official says.
Somali government officials said the security forces secured the UNDP office after it was attacked by a number of suicide bombers and gunmen.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has suspended two of his most senior and influential ministers to launch investigations into an alleged multi-million dollar corruption scandal, documents show.
Mali, which lost half its territory last year to rebels, has signed an accord with Tuareg separatists who still control the country's northernmost province.
West Africa has overtaken Somalia as the world's piracy hot-spot with 966 sailors attacked last year, the International maritime Bureau says.
19 June 2013, 09:06
Satellite images released by HRW show widespread destruction in recent attacks carried out in central Darfur by the Sudanese government and allied militia.
19 June 2013, 07:43
Mohammed Muammar Gaddafi, Aisha Muammar Gaddafi and their family members have moved to Oman, violating a travel ban imposed by the UN Security Council.
19 June 2013, 07:09
Mali and Tuareg rebels controlling the northern city of Kidal have signed a peace accord.
18 June 2013, 17:59
Officials say Islamic militants have driven 19 000 rice farmers from northeast Nigeria while a military crackdown is preventing thousands more from working their fields.
18 June 2013, 17:07
A crucial preliminary hearing of evidence against an African warlord known as "The Terminator" has been pushed back to give prosecutors more time to prepare their case, the ICC says.
18 June 2013, 16:01
Mozambique’s government has blamed opposition party Renamo for an attack on a military arms depot that killed at least five soldiers.
18 June 2013, 15:11
Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who is being treated in hospital for a lung infection, is "doing very well", his daughter said.
18 June 2013, 15:10
Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed to hold further talks on the impact of an Ethiopian dam to quell tensions between the two countries, the foreign ministers of both nations say.
18 June 2013, 12:57
Jerry Rawlings, the former President of Ghana bemoaned rampant corruption in the continent blaming it for widening gap between the rich and the poor.
18 June 2013, 11:33
Egyptian tourism workers and residents of the city of Luxor are voicing anger after an Islamist linked to a former Islamic militant group was appointed governor of their province.
18 June 2013, 09:29
Saif al-Islam and other former top regime officials will stand trial in August for crimes committed during the 2011 uprising, an aide to the prosecutor says.
18 June 2013, 08:17
Six Mozambique soldiers have been killed in an attack by militia members on an arms depot, a report says.
18 June 2013, 07:41
Zimbabwe's official electoral body says it will for the first time take disciplinary action against journalists for unfair reporting ahead of the nation's upcoming elections.
17 June 2013, 17:16
Former SA president Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrived at the Pretoria hospital where the elder statesman is being treated.
17 June 2013, 15:02
Nelson Mandela’s wife Graça Machel has thanked South Africans and others around the world for the messages of support for her husband.
17 June 2013, 13:01
Pan Africanist Youth Congress of Azania spokesperson Sello Tladi said former president Nelson Mandela was a sell-out.
17 June 2013, 11:04
Morsi's new tough tone on Syria raises concerns of a nod to jihadi fighters
17 June 2013, 10:16
A Cairo court sentenced an Egyptian Muslim preacher to 11 years in jail for blasphemy for burning a Bible during a protest last year.
17 June 2013, 09:12
Libya's premier was due to meet local authorities in Benghazi, as special forces units patrolled the city a day after clashes with gunmen killed six soldiers.
17 June 2013, 07:16
Ex-president Nelson Mandela's condition from the recurring lung infection which has lead to him spending a ninth day in hospital, continues to improve, doctors say.