An Ethiopian diplomat who was part of the government delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month has sought political asylum in the United States.
Liberia's female politicians profess near-universal respect for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she steps down after 12 years as president -- but many also say the glass ceiling that Africa's first female leader cracked remains firmly in place.
Cameroonians in the English-speaking regions are campaigning for the release of a five-month pregnant woman and her husband who were reportedly arrested by the security forces during the government repression on October 1.
Ousseini Tinni, Speaker Nigerien National Assembly says the future and development of ECOWAS region depends on the ability of member states to unite.
Zimbabwe's Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has blasted the country's other Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the country.
Zimbabwe’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly sued Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo for $3m on a defamation charge emanating from a widely circulated video presentation during the ruling Zanu-PF party's politburo in July.
A rights group has slammed the recent arrest of Zimbabwean daily newspaper journalist Kenneth Nyangani, adding that this was “a deliberate tactic to harass and intimidate him and other journalists in order to deter them from doing their work”.
Rwandan prosecution has stated that President Paul Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara, her sister Anne and mother Adeline will be charged with multiple charges including inciting insurrection.
President of the self-declared state of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo has rejected the resignation of a governor who fell out with a government official over a state vehicle.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned to South Africa today for the first time since his wife claimed diplomatic immunity over allegedly assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel room.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been discharged from a South African hospital were he had been receiving medical treatment, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Uganda opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has claimed the government is behind grenade attacks at the homes of some opposition MPs.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday there was a "moderate risk" that a plague outbreak in Madagascar would spread to other countries in the region, but advised against travel restrictions.
Egyptian security officials say authorities are stepping up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 over a little more than a week.
A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained for writing a news story deemed insulting to the country’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, a legal aid group said on Tuesday.
A strategic review of the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo says holding a long delayed presidential election that is credible will be key to ending the political crisis that is the main driver of the country's increasing violence and human rights abuses.
The U.N. World Food Programme is cutting food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya due to insufficient funding, it said on Monday.
Norwich boosted their bid for Premier League survival as Jamal Lewis fired the bottom club to a crucial 1-0 win over third-placed Leicester on Friday.
The Federal Government is asking Nigerians not to fall for the antics of purveyors of fakes news and disinformation on social media over the new case of Coronavirus recorded in the country.
Police Command in Enugu State has announced the restriction of human and vehicular movements in the state on Saturday, Feb. 29, for Local Government Elections.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says it is time the federal government suspends flights from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if Coronavirus leads to any major calamity in Nigeria.
Super Eagles star Oluwasemilogo Ajayi was in action for his English championship side, West Bromich Albion, against Preston North End on Wednesday.
A popular game that allows players to create a virus and spread it worldwide has been pulled from Apple’s App Store in China, its developer said, as the country battles a real-life epidemic.
Nigeria mourned on Sunday the 'untimely death' of footballer Kazeem Tiyamiyu locally known as Kaka after he was knocked down and killed by a car in an apparent hit-and-run.
The joy was unspeakable, infectious and long-awaited when bitter rivals within the South Sudanese political circles led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Riek Machar put their hostilities behind them in forming a unity government on Saturday, February 2020.