The trial of murder accused Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports say, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.
Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.
A former finance minister from Guinea-Bissau’s dominant party and a bureaucrat with the backing of the military will face each other in a presidential election run-off, the election commission says.
17 April 2014, 15:50
The UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres has warned that the conflict in Central African Republic could embroil the whole region and threaten global security.
17 April 2014, 14:21
The future of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephant Herd remains uncertain after elephant protector Sharon Pincott hinted she is stepping aside following a fallout over an “illegal” land claim, a report says.
17 April 2014, 13:01
Gunmen have opened fire on a truck in western Ethiopia, killing nine people and injuring seven, the information ministry says.
17 April 2014, 11:53
Inter-communal violence is tearing CAR apart but the conflict is not getting attention or aid needed to save huge numbers of lives, the UN says.
17 April 2014, 10:42
Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, officials say.
17 April 2014, 09:33
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain – evidence that the disease didn’t spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists say.
17 April 2014, 08:18
Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria’s military says.
17 April 2014, 07:10
South Sudan's army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.
16 April 2014, 17:48
Up to 1 000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of then on the brink of death, the UN says.
16 April 2014, 16:25
African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana-Zuma has reportedly called on AU member states to sing the Union’s anthem alongside their national hymns at all official functions.
16 April 2014, 14:53
South Sudan’s army says rebels have wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.
16 April 2014, 13:12
Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.
16 April 2014, 12:06
Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa’s oldest wildflife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
16 April 2014, 10:41
Two bomb blasts in Cairo have wounded six people including at least two policemen, the latest attacks since Egypt’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted.
16 April 2014, 09:32
At least 48 people have died after a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country of Togo, a report says.
16 April 2014, 08:25
Presidential hopeful Ali Benflis says thousands of his supporters will monitor Algeria's election, vowing to protest if it is rigged in favour of ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
16 April 2014, 07:18
Morocco has jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls.
15 April 2014, 17:37
The leader of South Sudan rebels has vowed to attack capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning that the civil war will not end until the country’s president is ousted.
15 April 2014, 16:12
Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.
15 April 2014, 14:51
The EU has reportedly set the implementation of electoral reforms as a key requisite for Zimbabwe's full re-engagement with the bloc.