Polls have opened in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence.
Two former presidents in charge of observer missions in the Kenyan elections have urged the country to make the continent proud by having successful elections.
While Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi) have all tinkered with their constitutions to extend their rule, John Magufuli, their Tanzanian counterpart, has rejected calls to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged peace on Monday on the eve of tense elections in which his battle with rival Raila Odinga is seen as too close to call.
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is to invest more than $800m in hotels in Egypt, the investment ministry in Cairo said on Monday.
A South African deputy higher education minister on Monday apologized for assaulting a woman at a night club.
The Kenyan government has said that security officials deployed to ensure peace during Tuesday’s elections will not resort to violence against any citizen.
South Africa Statistician General Pali Lehohla said on Monday the country was in a “precarious position’’ of not creating enough jobs to make a dent in poverty.
Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water on Monday, while police prepared emergency first aid kits as families head to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence.
The chief justice of Kenya's top court says the judiciary will resolve any disputes that might arise from a tightly contested election on Tuesday.
In recent days, the queues of early morning travellers at Nairobi's long-distance bus stations have been thick with people seeking to leave the city.
The Spanish Red Cross says it has tended to 186 migrants who stormed a pedestrian border post to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.
Mauritania voted in favour of a referendum to abolish the senate and change the national flag.
Sudan is planning to split a camp housing tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees into three separate units after a wave of violence, a minister said Sunday.
Eighteen people died after a bus overturned in western Ethiopia on Wednesday, leaving scores of others with serious injuries, police said.
The meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) expected to discuss the issue of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers failed to hold on Wednesday due to lack of quorum.
North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.
Leeds United have completed the signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper penning a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Whites.
Barcelona are targeting Uruguay forward Cristhian Stuani of fellow Catalan side Girona as their number one target in the January transfer window, Spanish media reports on Tuesday.
Police in Anambra have confirmed the death of three children following an outbreak of a mysterious fire in Obosi, Idemili Area of the state on Thursday.
A suitcase containing $150,000 in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals.
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses to thrive in the country.
The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.