James Palmer, the US dentist who shot and killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, blamed his guides on Tuesday for the death of the big cat.
Pushed a tough message on corruption, the civil war in South Sudan, controversial elections in Burundi and the fight against al-Shabaab.
"People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology."
It goes against conventional thinking, but an imperceptible shift in US foreign policy could cement Obama's legacy. The clue? Follow the money.
A drop in crude prices has pummelled Nigeria's economy, and 173-million people across the country have not been paid wages for months.
In a landmark case, the country's ex-ruler, Hissène Habré, is being tried in Senegal for human rights abuses.
Swaziland's judicial body says Michael Ramodibedi threatened to shoot police if they tried to arrest him.
Burundi’s leading opposition politician has called on President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold talks with rivals and form a national unity government.
About 2 500 Burundians are fleeing into Tanzania every week, overwhelming aid agencies who say refugee facilities had now reached "breaking point".
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to recover oil revenues from an estimated stolen 250 000 barrels a day during a visit to the US.
The trial of Hissene Habre was suspended on Tuesday until September after the court named new lawyers because his defence team shunned the session.
From ruling Chad with an iron fist to standing trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity - the journey of Hissène Habré.
Pierre Nkurunziza looks set to win a third term as president of Burundi in elections on Tuesday despite months of protest.
Africa's Ebola epidemic has not run its course and around 30 people are still getting infected each week, says the UN special envoy for the disease.
Hissene Habre faces charges of torture and crimes against humanity in the first trial of an African leader outside his nation by a continental court.
Three opposition candidates, including two former presidents, have announced their withdrawal from Burundi’s upcoming presidential elections.
Two "political prisoners" were granted bail in Swaziland on Tuesday after being detained on terrorism charges for more than a year.
Kenya's government is undermining press freedom with journalists threatened "almost weekly", a report by a media rights organisation shows.
Police in Chad have threatened to arrest anyone wearing a full-face veil, a day after a bombing carried out by a terrorist disguised as a woman.