Racism and the financial meltdown kept a Congolese master chef down and out in Belgium. Back at home, he has finally won the stardom he fought for.
Nigeria votes today in a closely fought election after a campaign dominated by a slowing economy and a war against Islamist Boko Haram militants.
Nigeria’s military continues to hold two Al Jazeera journalists who have been detained for close to a week.
A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.
Families of 51 freedom fighters are demanding reparation for 'unjustified killings' 56 years ago.
A judge has lifted the freezing order on opposition leader Abdourahman Boreh's assets after finding that evidence used against him was tampered with.
Rumours of a coup or a unity government fly as the troubled nation goes to vote this weekend.
The defamation trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, started in Luanda on Tuesday.
Niger Delta insurgents say they're ready to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn't win Saturday's elections.
Jailed lawyer Thulani Maseko feels the wrath of the system he slammed, but remains undeterred.
African presidents from Goodluck Jonathan to Yoweri Museveni are allegedly spending millions on western PR specialists to fix their tarnished images.
According to his supporters, jailed lawyer Thulani Maseko has been put in solitary confinement last week for a total duration of three weeks.
A consequence of the Ebola epidemic is a steep drop in measles vaccinations as overburdened hospitals are unable to keep up.
As Nigeria heads to the polls, its weakened army faces criticism over its failure to contain Boko Haram.
Illegal logging to appease Chinese paymasters is speeding up deforestation in developing countries, all in the name of profit.
Nineteen people were killed in the attack, 17 were tourists, including a South African. The condition of the South African is not yet known.
While getting his hair cut at a barber shop, a Zimbabwean activist was taken by five men - and has never been seen since.
Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world and the refugee camps offer little freedom or safety, but enslavement and abuse instead.
Many notable Africans were imprisoned at Robben Island - Namibians and Malagasy too, writes Christine Mungai.