Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the students to the town, the government said on Wednesday.
Nearly seven years after the bloody NATO-backed uprising overthrew Colonel Gaddafi, his son, Saif Al-Islam is reportedly seeking to run in the Libyan presidential elections this year to “rescue” his country from the turmoil.
Burundi's president has signed a decree setting May 17 for a referendum on changes to the constitution that could keep him in power until 2034, days after some ruling party members bestowed on him the title of "eternal supreme guide."
Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year's election.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cancelled scheduled events in Kenya on Saturday because he is feeling poorly.
Numerous people were killed in simultaneous attacks on Friday on the military headquarters of Burkina Faso and the French Embassy in the nation’s capital, the government said.
The South African parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a motion seeking to change the constitution to allow white-owned land expropriation without compensation.
Hundreds of ruling party supporters stormed Kinshasa cathedral on Saturday after authorities banned the march
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others who had gathered to take part in church-led marches against President Joseph Kabila’s rule on Sunday.
South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country.
Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say.
Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa's president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned.
Tsvangirai had undergone 18 months of cancer treatment in neighbouring South Africa
Move comes just before almost-certain ouster in parliament following years of corruption scandals
Leaders of South Africa's governing ANC party is meeting to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma.
African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he is holding direct talks with Jacob Zuma over a transition of power, in the strongest indication to date the South African president will step down after years of scandal.
South Africa on Tuesday postponed its State of the Nation address, the keynote political event of the year, as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is roiled by a battle to unseat President Jacob Zuma.
Liberia's President George Weah has called for the removal of a "racist" clause in the constitution which restricts citizenship to black people.
Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.
Tunisia on Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of a revolution that saw the ouster of its autocratic leader, sparking the region-wide Arab Spring. But Tunisia’s revolutionary spirit never died, and austerity seems to be breathing new life into it.