Spurts of violence and extremist-attack threats ahead of Tunisia's first free presidential election after four years of fighting dictatorship.
According to Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat 32 cases of doping in Kenyan sports is better than what other federations have had to report.
The new law specifies that abortions will have to be carried out in recognised and designated health centres by qualified practitioners.
Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.
The army is to enforce the government's travel ban during the Christmas period and a military presence aims to deter street celebrations.
The beloved character is being used to ease tensions between Britain and Zimbabwe.
Michele Dunne, a former US diplomat and a senior analyst at a think-tank, was detained on arrival in Cairo and deported the next day.
The continent is hoping a new crisis response force will help lessen its reliance on foreign help.
Shadowy empire has billions in Namibian state contracts, but has never been publicly audited
A group of civil society volunteers has spent months collecting and verifying names of the victims to give the tragedy a human face.
Emmerson Mnangagwa could be Zimbabwe's next president, but as ever with Mugabe there is no certainty.
In a kidnapping similar to that of 200 girls taken from their school by Boko Haram, more than 100 people have been taken into a forest in Nigeria.
Fifty four Nigerian soldiers have been sentenced to death after refusing to report for duty in an operation against Boko Haram.
After failing to justify the salary hikes of top officials President Peter Mutharika imposes suspensions on increases due to outcry of ailing economy.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda closes up shop amid criticism, but at least with some justice served.
A Ugandan maid, who made headlines after a video showing her torturing a toddler was released, has been given four years in jail for abuse.
ICC Prosecutor says the UN Security Council made no effort to end the conflict in Sudan, making it difficult to investigate.
President Goodluck Jonathan bids for a second term as Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar lead race for the opposition ticket.
'Child Witch Kinshasa' is fiction, but barely. It is a book about the Congolese seen through the eyes of a young boy.