Omar al-Bashir has been named as a possible candidate for the presidential elections despite doubts he would stand again.
Morocco could withdraw from hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, but South Africa will not take the baton, says Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.
Officials are awaiting news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram.
The 49-year-old Grace Mugabe, who is vying to become husband Robert Mugabe's successor, has threatened to expel the vice-president from the party.
Two women had their throats slit and were hacked on suspicion of being witches, a week after seven people were burned to death on the same suspicion.
Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo claimed victory in the election, rejecting official tallies that show the Frelimo party on path for victory.
The incumbent Madagascan president has said former leader Marc Ravalomanana was not arrested on his return from exile but was "taken to safety".
Tony Abbott has promised to 'shirtfront' Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit about the MH17 plane crash, in which 38 Australians died.
After suspending aid to Malawi, Germany has funded an investigation into the biggest financial scandal in Malawi's history.
Morocco's government has made a plea with the Africa Cup of Nations "to avoid events which involve those countries affected by the Ebola virus".