Fighting between a suspected extremist group and Nigerian military has claimed the lives of at least 140 villagers in northeast Nigeria.
Disagreements surfaced during the MDC's strategic retreat as members accused other members of being responsible for the party's election loss.
Ignatius Chombo is said to be linked to a firm granted property that has already been leased.
Zanu-PF’s divisive internal power battles were again at play this week as its two factions battled to control influential positions in Parliament.
Two-timing Zanu-PF leader Jonathan Moyo has lost his constituency to an MDC candidate, putting himself at risk after Robert Mugabe's warning.
Madinat Aliyu is the only female car-washer in the Muslim north, where sharia law often limits the types of jobs women do.
In 2004, the Cabinet approved the adoption of a policy on indigenous knowledge systems.
Telma's mobile operations in the island of Madagascar are up for sale and South African companies may well swoop in.
Sierra Leone is seeking billions from the private sector to overhaul its electricity industry with the aim of increasing output 10-fold by 2017.
Miner Rio Tinto has suspended coal exports from Mozambique's north-west Tete province after threats by the opposition party Renamo, says an official.
Tax avoidance and "murky" deals by major international firms are depriving African states of tens of billions of dollars each year, says Kofi Annan.
Africa's soaring economic growth "should not lead to hubris", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told delegates at the World Economic Forum.
The African Progress Panel has revealed its assessment of the challenges that still face many countries in developing their oil and mineral wealth.
Corruption probe into ex-Zambian president's son has been abandoned and its records expunged from database. Louise Redvers reports.
Zimbabwe plans to seize 28 000 hectares of land leased to a subsidiary of Impala Platinum the government said were being underutilised.
South Africa's mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has plans to invest in the West African country's iron ore industry, he has told reporters.
African countries may have growth rates that are the envy of developed economies, but the continent's boom has failed to dent poverty levels.
Saviour Kasukuwere, indigenisation and empowerment minister, has turned up the heat on sugar grower Tongaat Hulett over its Hippo Valley unit.
Zimbabwe needs cash, but it might find that South Africa's purse comes with strings attached.