Nigeria votes today in a closely fought election after a campaign dominated by a slowing economy and a war against Islamist Boko Haram militants.
The defamation trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, started in Luanda on Tuesday.
Niger Delta insurgents say they're ready to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn't win Saturday's elections.
Jailed lawyer Thulani Maseko feels the wrath of the system he slammed, but remains undeterred.
A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.
Families of 51 freedom fighters are demanding reparation for 'unjustified killings' 56 years ago.
A judge has lifted the freezing order on opposition leader Abdourahman Boreh's assets after finding that evidence used against him was tampered with.
Rumours of a coup or a unity government fly as the troubled nation goes to vote this weekend.
African presidents from Goodluck Jonathan to Yoweri Museveni are allegedly spending millions on western PR specialists to fix their tarnished images.
According to his supporters, jailed lawyer Thulani Maseko has been put in solitary confinement last week for a total duration of three weeks.
A consequence of the Ebola epidemic is a steep drop in measles vaccinations as overburdened hospitals are unable to keep up.
As Nigeria heads to the polls, its weakened army faces criticism over its failure to contain Boko Haram.
Illegal logging to appease Chinese paymasters is speeding up deforestation in developing countries, all in the name of profit.
Nineteen people were killed in the attack, 17 were tourists, including a South African. The condition of the South African is not yet known.
While getting his hair cut at a barber shop, a Zimbabwean activist was taken by five men - and has never been seen since.
Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world and the refugee camps offer little freedom or safety, but enslavement and abuse instead.
Many notable Africans were imprisoned at Robben Island - Namibians and Malagasy too, writes Christine Mungai.
Sam Sumana was expelled from the governing All People's Congress party for what is described as "his anti-party activities".
University student protests in Africa are rife with demands for lower fees to cheaper meals. Lee Mwiti looks at the reality of varsity fees globally.