?Swaziland’s Chief Justice, Michael Ramodibedi has openly defied King Mswati III’s summons and skipped to South Africa instead.
The opposition parties appear to be boycotting their own anti-election boycott event.
Africa loves its women candidates - only that it almost never votes them in, writes Christine Mungai.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has criticised world leaders for failing to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram fighters.
Millions of Sudanese are registered to vote in the country's upcoming elections, but Omar al-Bashir is expected to win another five years in office.
Robert Mugabe, on a rare state visit to South Africa this week, spoke off the cuff in a monologue that varied from pointed to rambling to witty.
Some welcome the security move but Somalia's president says a barrier can't stop an ideology.
Twenty-one years after the genocide, Rwanda is rapidly rebuilding its national identity - but ethnicity is still a factor.
Seven men are in jail for the death of two activists but no one knows who gave the order to kill them.
Africa can expect to witness more incidences of state-sponsored domestic violence, as Chinese aid increases, a new study shows.
Sources said ousted vice-president Joice Mujuru was set to lead a new Zanu-PF splinter group, which identifies itself as the "original Zanu-PF".
Kenya has frozen the bank accounts of 85 individuals and entities suspected to be financing terrorism in the country, including money transfer firms.
As students hold vigils for those who died at Garissa, the attack brings to light the failings of the Kenyan government in dealing with terrorism.
Scattered books and dark blood stains on the floor - the bodies have been collected but an abattoir-like stench permeates the Kenyan university.
Zanu-PF has expelled former vice-president Joice Mujuru for allegedly plotting against elderly Robert Mugabe, the party announced on Friday.
Masked gunmen from Al Shabab stormed a Kenyan university in Garissa as students were sleeping, hurling grenades and shooting dead at least 147 people.
Five Cabinet secretaries among 175 top leaders were identified in an explosive anticorruption report, and suspended.
A person can't eat GDP; growth must reach all, says the African Development Bank president.
Nigerians have placed their faith in a former dictator to crack down on graft and Boko Haram.