A new penal code came into force on Monday, decriminalising homosexuality which was banned under ancient Portugese colonial laws.
Officials make it difficult for them to obtain legal status, which affects their chances of work.
The army allegedly paid R60-million to a company that didn’t deliver the ammunition.
After weeks of political crisis and unrest in which dozens of protesters were killed, Burundi is expected to hold parliamentary polls on Monday.
Three new cases of the virus have emerged in the capital city of Freetown after a lull of three weeks since the last known infections.
Both the Pretoria high court and the International Criminal Court face a key test of credibility after al-Bashir's free passage.
DRC, the continent's beautiful and precarious heart, sits once again upon a ticking bomb.
Choppies retail giant denies using 'soft power' to secure privileges and dispense benefits.
A court has affirmed the death sentence against former Egypt president Mohamed Morsi.
A court order blocking the departure from SA of Sudan's president al-Bashir brings to the fore the troubled relationship between Africa and the ICC.
A groundbreaking local scientific study has found that homosexuality is completely normal.
Aid agencies say the number of unaccompanied minors among refugees arriving in Rwanda is uncharacteristically high.
SA's hosting of the African Union summit brings a responsibility to address the continent's most pressing human rights and humanitarian issues.
Human Rights Watch has released a shocking report alleging that unlicensed mines in Ghana are profiting heavily from child labour.
African leaders have signed a historic agreement to create the continent's largest common market, encompassing 26 countries.
The upcoming AU summit in South Africa will likely see issues such as Boko Haram and the Burundi protests steal attention away from development talks.
The Eritrean government may have committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for systematic human rights abuses, cites a UN report.
Kenyan police have charged five men in connection with the attack by the armed group al-Shabab on a university in eastern Kenya.
Six bankers have been charged with fraud in a R480-million currency switching scam, a 'systematic scheme' that had been running for years.