Africa is lagging behind in tackling hunger with reports showing that over 25% of Africa’s population suffer from acute undernourishment.
Guy Scott will take charge for three months until an election is held to choose a permanent successor.
Namibia’s prosecutions chief confirms that she has received a docket from the country’s anti-graft investigators
Why are there so many street preachers vying for souls on the corners of Museveni's Kampala?
Vice-president Guy Scott can influence who takes over, but factions riddle Zambia's ruling party.
Zambia's vice-president will lead the country after the death of Michael Sata until presidential elections are held, in line with the Constitution.
The organisation has called on the government to help women and girls who have escaped from Boko Haram with post-rape care and psychosocial support.
The Zambian president has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, according to reports.
Ethiopia's largest ethnic group has been subjected to torture and gang rape for perceived opposition to government, according to an Amnesty report.
Patients are being turned away from hospitals as doctors strike for better wages, amid claims the state is refusing to even discuss their concerns.
Despite fears over extremist attacks, Tunisia's first parliamentary election since its 2011 revolution passed without major incident.
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party secured 33 of 57 seats in Parliament, giving Khama another five-year term as president.
The World Health Organisation is concerned many people were exposed to the two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed Ebola case.
Botswana has been a haven for immigrants, but now many fear a change in policy.
The Basarwa say the government denies them all services – except policing them.
Ex-president Joyce Banda and three others are being investigated as part of the Cashgate scandal.
The regional body must deal with any potential post-election peace and security challenges facing Mozambique.
Tensions over who will succeed the president are deterring investment.
Opposition Afonso Dhlakama's challenge to Mozambique's presidential vote could be testing on leading Filipe Nyusi.