At least 11 people have died and several others have been injured during a stampede at a church service in a stadium in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, police say.
Concern is mounting over the lack of legislative accountability of Botswana's powerful intelligence directorate, which answers only to the president.
Two Cabinet members released an audit report into the Cashgate scandal to the public, violating a constitutional provision.
Plans to turn ancestral Maasai land into a reserve for a Dubai royal family appears to be going ahead.
Xenophobic violence is vividly described in Jonny Steinberg's story of a Somali man's search for freedom.
The vice-president is under pressure to step down before the Zanu-PF congress.
Thabo Mbeki is a hypocrite who preached democracy even as he was subverting it, a seething Morgan Tsvangirai told the Mail & Guardian this week.
A similar process to that of the special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans is in the pipeline for other African countries.
It's a family affair - Christine Kaseba, widow of former Zambian president Michael Sata, joins three other family members in a race for the top job.
MDC-T's Morgan Tsvangirai has chastised the South African government for sweeping the Khampepe report under the carpet.
Marking World Toilet Day, the United Nations said the spread of deadly viruses such as Ebola is linked to defecation in the open.
Amnesty International is accusing the Gambia of beating and torturing homosexuals in jail to give up names of others and admit to their "crime".
Mali has placed a total of 577 people under observation after two people died from the deadly virus in the capital Bamako.
Zimbabwean vice-president Joice Mujuru has denied any involvement in a plot to assassinate the president, Robert Mugabe.
After hours of negotiation over the weekend, Burkina Faso named diplomat Michel Kafando as the country's interim president who will serve until 2015.
Giving cash may not be a magic wand, but it is transforming lives.
Displacement, climate change and entrenched abuse block the support women need to enter the agriculture sector, and to be able own land.
Top Zanu-PF party officials who support Zimbabwe vice president Joice Mujuru have been expelled, paving the way for Grace Mugabe to enter the fray.
Bid to foist preferred candidates on Botswana's parliament is laughed out of court