The African Union has called on Italy's far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.
An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals
With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says.
Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker is returning home on Thursday after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered during alleged state torture, while police say they will meet him at the airport.
Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has approved 64 million dollars budget for immediate fight against cholera outbreak that killed at least 30 people in the capital Harare, a cabinet minister said.
A Zimbabwean man who reportedly called President Emmerson Mnangagwa a "dog" has been freed by a court after the state failed to prove its case.
Poachers linked to South African drug gangs are threatening the existence of a species of abalone, a sea snail that is highly prized by restaurants in China, a new report says.
Algeria's defence ministry on Tuesday announced its air force chief has been sacked, amid a broad shake-up of the country's military hierarchy.
Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that the four million dollars they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday.
Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalised.
Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state police on Tuesday said 269 individuals were arrested in connection with a deadly attack on civilians and property damage on the outskirt of Addis Ababa.
Tanzania's main opposition party on Wednesday said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by "militarization" by the authorities.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Zainab Ahmed will be minister of finance.
Local officials in the Northwest, one of the two Anglophone Cameroon regions ravaged by an ongoing year-long armed conflict, said people fleeing from the region would be subjected to scrutiny.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air.
Some Nigerians have called for a review of child adoption laws to discourage individuals or couples from patronising baby factories and other illegal outlets to adopt children.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, has said that proper restructuring of the country remains one of the surest means of ensuring sustainable peace in Nigeria.
N'Golo Kante thinks Ruben Loftus-Cheek is ready to break into the Chelsea first team and make an impact in the Premier League.
The monthly minimum wage for entry-level Workers in Garment Factories in Bangladesh is being raised by 51 per cent, to 95 dollars, from December, the Government announced.
An anti-Kremlin activist who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final was probably poisoned with a substance that has affected his nervous system, his doctors have said.
The National Assembly has begun work on the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill which President Muhammadu Buhari rejected and sent back to the legislature over drafting issues.