Security was beefed up in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as final preparations were made for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president.
The US Justice Department has laid conspiracy and corruption charges against nine Fifa officials and five business executives in a bribery probe.
A genetically modified herpes virus succeeded in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells and triggering an immune response.
Rafael Marques, who exposed government corruption in a book he published in 2011, was initially to have defamation charges against him dropped.
High-ranking Fifa and soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on US corruption charges, in what's being described as a crisis for the organisation.
Eight candidates are vying to become the next head of the strategic African Development Bank as the continent undergoes an economic transformation.
Police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of BB King following accusations that he was poisoned.
Nigeria's biggest mobile phone operator MTN has warned that its network faces shutdown due to fuel shortages that have crippled the nation.
Nigeria's new ruling party has slammed Goodluck Jonathan for crippling the nation by not addressing vital issues.
Singer Jemimah Kansiime's raunchy music video could be worthy of a 10-year prison sentence if she's found guilty under Uganda's new antiporn law.