Khat lovers in Kenya continue enjoying their favorite plant — also known as miraa — despite its classification as a drug in many countries. Trading miraa is a lifeline for some Kenyans, and they can't afford to quit.
The ongoing fighting in Sudan has already destroyed numerous medical facilities and forced many doctors and other health care workers to flee. Those who can bear to remain have been overwhelmed with patients.
Airstrikes have rocked the Sudanese capital even as the warring factions were preparing to continue talks in Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of people have died in the clashes.
A week after torrential rains triggered deadly floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Red Cross volunteers are still working to recover the bodies of victims. With shovels, sticks and bare hands, they struggle to clear caked mud from around a half-buried body.
Guinea's opposition has also called for a investigation into this week's killing of seven protesters and accused security forces of using excessive force. It wants the military junta to hand back power to civilians.
A much-awaited report released by the United Nations (UN) on Friday claimed that at least 500 people were executed by foreign fighters and the Malian army during an anti-militant operation carried out in March 2022.
In some countries along the Atlantic coast, African fishermen are running out of fish. Overfishing is becoming a growing issue, as both foreign ships and harmful practices among local fishermen are depleting the ocean.
Heavy air attacks and clashes were witnessed in several major Sudanese cities, as the UN warned more people will go hungry amid a prolonged conflict.
The trial has opened of a suspect in the Rwandan genocide who fled to France. Former military policeman Philippe Hategekimana allegedly set up roadblocks to identify ethnic Tutsis, who would be murdered.
A Kenyan court on Wednesday extended by 30 days the detention of cult leader Paul Mackenzie, who authorities accuse of ordering followers to starve their children and themselves to death.
Africa has some of the lowest rates of infertility in the world – at just over 13 percent, according to the latest WHO figures. But unlike in the West, couples who do struggle to conceive are often shut out of fertility treatments or have to bear the considerable cost themselves. Infertility is still widely considered taboo and frowned upon in West Africa. Our Ivory Coast correspondents report on the sole clinic in the region that's helping couples with fertility problems conceive through IVF treatment.
Victims are still being recovered from two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where floods have killed more than 400 people in one of the country's deadliest disasters.