Omar al-Bashir has been named as a possible candidate for the presidential elections despite doubts he would stand again.
The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria Ebola-free after the country managed to contain cases of the deadly virus.
Officials are awaiting news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram.
Lesotho's King Letsie III has reopened Parliament, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.
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.
Both countries have very different laws on capital punishment.
Zimbabwe's first lady has state resources on tap. But will it be enough to win her the presidency?
The opposition alleges Zambian President Michael Sata is too ill to manage affairs of state properly.
Nigerian activists fight daily to ensure the issue of 219 kidnapped girls is not swept under the carpet.
Marc Ravalomanana's son alleges he is being forcibly held while SADC condemns his surprise return.
Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo claimed victory in the election, rejecting official tallies that show the Frelimo party on path for victory.
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party is likely to sweep hard-fought elections, according to first results and unofficial projections.
After facing years of poverty and conflict, Mozambicans are voting with hopes of their country tapping into its huge energy resources.
The Mozambique Democratic Movement says it will offer voters a non-violent alternative as the country heads to the polls.
The incumbent Madagascan president has said former leader Marc Ravalomanana was not arrested on his return from exile but was "taken to safety".
With the ruling party's first post-colonial candidate on the ballot, and up and coming opposition, Mozambique is gearing up for a key election.
Gas and renewables are expected to be Africa's two major sources of energy growth, but it depends on fixing an energy sector that is poor in supply.
Exactly how much of Nigeria's $510bn GDP megachurches make up is difficult to assess, since they are, like the oil sector, largely opaque entities.