Namibians will vote for a new president and parliament for the sixth time since the country's independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990.
Striking workers at a mine in Swaziland linked to the ANC fear that a strong police presence could lead to a second Marikana.
Front runner in Tunisia's presidential vote, Beji Caid Essebsi, says only he can defend the country against the threat of Islamist extremism.
Responding to graft allegations levelled against her, former Malawian president Joyce Banda claims she has evidence of pressure to "implicate" her.
Although the death toll is still unknown, the suicide bombers - both women - killed more than 10 people, according to reports.
Kenyan teachers' union leader, Wilson Sossion, says that the lives of Kenyan civil servants are "clearly in danger" from insurgent attacks.
Approximately 70 to 100 people were slaughtered in Beni, the North Kivu provnce in the DRC last week by suspected Ugandan rebels.
Nigeria's main opposition party is being accused of cloning permanent voter cards ahead of the elections in February.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has changed the Constitution of the ruling Zanu-PF party, giving him sole power to appoint a successor.
In a landmark election, Tunisians are voting for a new president, the first such vote since the overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
The Somali militants say they staged an attack in Kenya in which 28 people were shot dead.
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.
Zambia's acting president and acting head of the ruling party Guy Scott has been deemed ineligible to stand in the next presidential elections.
Concern is mounting over the lack of legislative accountability of Botswana's powerful intelligence directorate, which answers only to the president.
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.
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.