It is now over a year since the imprisonment of two Swazi activists -- and they have still not been granted bail.
Nigeria's new ruling party has slammed Goodluck Jonathan for crippling the nation by not addressing vital issues.
Africa's model democracy is sliding into a monocracy that is punishing the media.
May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.
The president's refusal to step down has enraged even those from his own Hutu community.
The Burundian presidency pushed back elections by 10 days as police clashed with protesters, shooting and killing a soldier.
New documents allege that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe — then prime minister — was the architect of Matabeleland's mass killings in 1983.
The US has joined the chorus of condemnation against Egypt's mass trials, in which former president Mohamed Morsi was this weekend sentenced to death.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza says Islamist militants were behind the attempted coup, but Al-Shabab has described the claim as "dumbfounding".
More than just military action is needed in Libya to curb desperate refugees and hungry smugglers.
Migrants give chilling testimonies of abuses committed by smugglers and armed groups in Libya.
Thought to bring luck, people with albinism are hunted in Tanzania - often by family members.
The outbreak proved how important it is to respond to infectious diseases with expertise and a unified plan.
Burundi's armed forces chief announced that an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is in hiding in Tanzania, had failed.
Presidents in talks with Pierre Nkurunziza condemned the coup as Godefroid Niyombare ordered Bujumbura airport closed to stop the president returning.
Major General Godefroid Niyombare's announcement he had fired Nkurunziza was met with jeers from the presidential office, but cheers from citizens.
Protesters are demanding that Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza abandon his bid for a third term.
Heavy gunfire has been heard after police fired teargas at protesters throwing stones in a suburb of Burundi’s capital Bujumbura.
Tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi are fleeing political violence and targeted attacks by the ruling party's youth wing militia.