After two of its soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic, France's president has told troops their intervention is necessary.
French President François Hollande went to the Central African Republic where an operation to disarm rogue rebels has killed two French soliders.
President Barack Obama has urged the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
A Somali court has handed down jail sentences to a woman who said she was raped, and to the journalists who reported her story.
Nelson Mandela's life spanned the continent's transition from colonialism to independence as the white powers that ruled it were forced out.
A delayed condolence message from Robert Mugabe to the family of Nelson Mandela has raised speculation that Harare was reluctant to recognise Mandela.
France's president says reinforcements to a UN-mandated force would reach 1 600 troops following sectarian violence in Central African Republic.
Chad has been hit by a refugee influx from Darfur and Central African Republic as well as the return of its citizens expelled from Libya.
In his latest lion deal, agriculture minister Christian de Graaff exported a huge shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa.
Officials and eyewitnesses recount the militant Muslim fundamentalist group's audacious attack on a military base, which left many killed and injured.
The government wants the United Nations to cut aid and give it cash to boost the economy instead.
The MP says Zanu-PF is safe in Mugabe's hands, though he has his own ideas on some matters.
Zimbabwe has seen huge growth in the cellphone market, which has surged 646% since 2008
That all roads lead to Chinhoyi, the venue for Zanu-PF's 14th People's Conference, is made obvious in the capital, Harare.
The vice-president's faction has all but cleaned up in Zanu-PF's elections, but the race isn't over yet.
Kenyan lawmakers have adopted amendments to a controversial media Bill, despite international concern about press freedom.
Harrison Odjegba Okene, a sunken tugboat's cook, managed to suvive three days by breathing a dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket in the wreck.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says more than 100 prisoners have died in Zimbabwe due to "nutrition-related illnesses".
In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.