14 Jan 2017
An outspoken Ethiopian journalist, has started a hunger strike in prison demanding his release.
13 Jan 2017
The Sudanese government says it rescued more than 1,500 people from human traffickers in the last five months.
11 Jan 2017
Soldiers who staged a mutiny in Ivory Coast will meet for another round of talks with the government on Friday. The fighters returned to their barracks after a deal was reached between the two sides.
10 Jan 2017
Gambia's Supreme Court is expected to hold a hearing after the ruling party launched an appeal for a rerun of last month's presidential election.
9 Jan 2017
Crisis averted? Ivory Coast's government says it's found a compromise to end a revolt by members of its armed forces that took control of at least five cities.
8 Jan 2017
Africa’s oldest liberation movement, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC), is 105 years old. The ruling party is plagued by allegations of corruption and infighting.
8 Jan 2017
Ivory Coast's defence minister has been allowed to leave an official's house in the second-largest city, Bouake, after soldiers opened fire on it.
8 Jan 2017
Ghana's new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday.
7 Jan 2017
Heavy gunfire has been heard for the second day in Ivory Coast's second largest city of Bouake, where soldiers have taken control after demanding better pay.
5 Jan 2017
Claiming tens of thousands of lives each year, asbestos is recognised as a killer. Efforts continue in many countries to get rid of the material once loved by builders.
4 Jan 2017
South African university students have been protesting against higher school fees and the euro-centrism of their education for the past year. They are asking for more black professors and a curriculum that references African authors.
2 Jan 2017
Opposition parties in Zimbabwe are planning to mount a serious challenge to President Robert Mugabe. The 92-year-old wants to stand for re-election in 2018, but public anger is growing over his handling of the country's stalled economy.