Approximately 70 to 100 people were slaughtered in Beni, the North Kivu provnce in the DRC last week by suspected Ugandan rebels.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has changed the Constitution of the ruling Zanu-PF party, giving him sole power to appoint a successor.
In a landmark election, Tunisians are voting for a new president, the first such vote since the overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
The Somali militants say they staged an attack in Kenya in which 28 people were shot dead.
At least 11 people have died and several others have been injured during a stampede at a church service in a stadium in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, police say.
Zambia's acting president and acting head of the ruling party Guy Scott has been deemed ineligible to stand in the next presidential elections.
Concern is mounting over the lack of legislative accountability of Botswana's powerful intelligence directorate, which answers only to the president.
Xenophobic violence is vividly described in Jonny Steinberg's story of a Somali man's search for freedom.
The vice-president is under pressure to step down before the Zanu-PF congress.
Thabo Mbeki is a hypocrite who preached democracy even as he was subverting it, a seething Morgan Tsvangirai told the Mail & Guardian this week.
Two Cabinet members released an audit report into the Cashgate scandal to the public, violating a constitutional provision.
Plans to turn ancestral Maasai land into a reserve for a Dubai royal family appears to be going ahead.
A similar process to that of the special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans is in the pipeline for other African countries.
It's a family affair - Christine Kaseba, widow of former Zambian president Michael Sata, joins three other family members in a race for the top job.
MDC-T's Morgan Tsvangirai has chastised the South African government for sweeping the Khampepe report under the carpet.
Marking World Toilet Day, the United Nations said the spread of deadly viruses such as Ebola is linked to defecation in the open.
Amnesty International is accusing the Gambia of beating and torturing homosexuals in jail to give up names of others and admit to their "crime".
Mali has placed a total of 577 people under observation after two people died from the deadly virus in the capital Bamako.
Zimbabwean vice-president Joice Mujuru has denied any involvement in a plot to assassinate the president, Robert Mugabe.