Campaigning has been largely peaceful but analysts say tensions are high before the parliamentary vote.
Oxfam has called for a multimillion-dollar plan to rebuild the economies of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, ahead of a recovery summit in Brussels.
Many of the nations fighting the terror group have themselves been accused of human rights abuses and even of war crimes.
The Commercial Farmers' Union said there had been at least 20 "incidents" on white-owned properties in recent weeks, with some being asked to leave.
Zimbabwe's finance minister appealed Monday to the African Development Bank to ease the terms on the $566-million it is late in repaying.
The president is having his 91st birthday bash this weekend - but Zimbabweans hurt by the economy are not in the mood to celebrate.
With the explosion of social media, the "new generation" form of the kigodoro dance has gone viral, leading to its blacklisting by the state.
EU diplomats told the Mail & Guardian that the Council of the EU also resolved to maintain an arms embargo on Zimbabwe.
Skyrocketing property prices have prompted demands for more affordable housing and threats of widespread land grabs.
The anticorruption commission is investigating why a third of taxpayers' money allocated to fighting Ebola was not accounted for.
Dead animals, donations and a lot of song and dance over the supreme leader's 91st birthday.
Militia, the military, pit bosses, buyers and miners vie for the metal that's smuggled out of the Congo.
The fast food chain has done a chicken run, distancing itself from an ad that depicts Robert Mugabe falling, labelling it an "abuse" of the brand.
Four African armies, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger are currently on the ground directly engaged in the fight against Boko Haram.
The nerves of the coup-prone mountain kingdom are frayed as a SADC-monitored poll nears to return it to political stability.
The United States has committed to helping Cameroon's military secure the equipment it needs to continue fighting against the jihadist group.
Time is running out to stop Isis creating a Libyan stronghold that would threaten the security of Europe and neighbouring African states.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed to disrupt Nigeria's general election, after two suicide attacks blamed on the group killed 38 people.
Conservationists are angry over reports that wild animals including elephants are to be slaughtered and served at Robert Mugabe's 91st birthday party.