A jailed critic of Rwanda's government said on Monday she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election.
The youth wing of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has proposed that the nonagenarian should be allowed to die in office, fuelling speculation that the 93 year-old leader was not keen on relinquishing power.
Djibouti has sent a team of 30 doctors with medical supplies to neighbouring Somalia following the deadly attack in Mogadishu over the weekend.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Monday its security officers are helping the government in search and rescue operation to ensure those still trapped in the rubble are rescued following Saturday’s bomb attack in Mogadishu.
A total of 400 Boko Haram fighters of Cameroon nationality were said to have handed themselves to local vigilante group at the town of Mozogo on Nigeria’s border in Northern Cameroon on Friday.
Angolan President João Lourenço Monday said his government’s actions would be based on solving people’s problems and the diversification of the economy.
Mukhtar Robow, one of the founders of the al-Shabab militant group, has donated blood to survivors of the truck bombing in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.
Ex-footballer George Weah is expected to face Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff for the country's presidency after no candidate gained an absolute majority in the October 10 election.
A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Monday accused the Kenyan police of killing 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August.
Liberian parties began internal talks on Monday on whether to back former international footballer George Weah or incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff for the presidency.
Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.
A runoff vote for the presidency of Liberia will be held between former footballer George Weah and incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai, the electoral commission said Sunday.
The National Executive Council of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union has suspended its Benin Unit Chairman, Comrade Osamuyi Osahon, for not following the union’s rules and regulations to resolve conflicts.
Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Dr. Franklin Osaisai, has promised to build on the achievement of Governor Seraike Dickson when elected in November.
The police in Bauchi on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man, Victor Oguwa, suspected to be fake drugs manufacturer.
Nigeria sprinter Divine Oduduru has emerged as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Male Athlete of the Year in the United States of America.
Unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury heightened demand Saturday night for a rematch against undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
A yet-to-be-identified man was arrested by the police on Saturday for slapping a nurse identified as Angela at Okwe General Hospital, Asaba, Delta State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria signaled it will allow the naira to weaken past its official rate as it gradually unwinds its regime of multiple exchange rates, data on its website shows.
A top contender for the position of Deputy Senate President, Senator Francis Alimikhena, on Monday declared he is still in the race for the post.
India on Thursday said there were no survivors from a military plane crash last week in a remote mountainous region close to China.
The immediate-past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, says he will appear before the disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Friday to face the petitioners seeking the stripping of his Senior Advocate of Nigeria rank for alleged misconduct.