The outgoing president is only the fourth winner of the $5-million annual prize, which recognises African leaders who have developed their countries.
Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention took an early lead in Lesotho's snap elections as counting continued on Sunday.
Elections in crisis-hit Lesotho proceeded largely without incident, according to the country's electoral commission, as counting commenced.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish bash attended by thousands of ruling party faithful.
Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital to protest against Boko Haram's insurgency and support the Cameroon army's fight on the ground.
Campaigning has been largely peaceful but analysts say tensions are high before the parliamentary vote.
Uganda's biggest public health threat is the drain of its medical brains to Trinidad and Tobago.
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.
Black people routinely face humiliation from border officials on their travels around the globe.
Bad reporting in and on the country is poisoning its politics ahead of elections.
Artisanal miners' associations aren't always popular but they do help cut pollution and rehabilitate land.
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.