Poaching in protected wildlife areas has been on the rise in the Central African Republic since the country was plunged into turmoil, say campaigners.
Three West African presidents will fly to Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday to tell incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit or face force.
Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai says that elections cannot take place in his country without reforms and a constitutional review.
African teams have made progress dealing with financial and tactical demons that had always plagued them but need work on their mental stamina.
Ghana defender John Pantsil choked back tears as he bemoaned a decision to award a last-minute penalty instead of a goal.
Midfielder Teko Modise rifled home a second half equaliser to earn 2010 World Cup hosts SA a 2-2 draw with Australia in a friendly on Tuesday.
South African police are investigating alleged abuses at billionaire United States television magnate Oprah Winfrey's all-girl leadership academy, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday. Rapport newspaper has reported a matron at the school allegedly fondled one of the pupils, and grabbed a girl by the throat and threw her against a wall.
Senior African National Congress (ANC) member Kader Asmal on Monday called on hundreds of the ruling party's influential branches to back business tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa as the next president of the ruling party and the country. Ramaphosa has said he has no interest in becoming South Africa's next president.
Burundi rebels will rejoin a truce-monitoring team they quit in July, the facilitator, South African Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula, said on Monday, boosting efforts to bring a lasting end to a decade of conflict. "The stalled Burundi peace process will be resumed on Saturday October 20," Nqakula told a news conference.
The head of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Wednesday the union federation is likely to name controversial politician Jacob Zuma as its candidate to head the ruling African National Congress. "I must say that he has become a very important symbol among workers," Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said.