Many people are disgruntled with the president's handling of the economy after a decade in power.
Félix Tshisekedi accuses his counterpart in neighbouring Rwanda of wanting to expand.
Some 40 million people will vote in a country the size of Western Europe, home to vast mineral resources.
Turkey wants to arrest Mohammed Hassan Cheikh Mohamud after a motorcycle courier died in a traffic accident.
A refinery that could make Nigeria self-sufficient in fuel receives its first delivery of crude oil.
The polls in a handful of constituencies could give the government a constitution-changing majority.
The term "coloured" is a slur in the US, but for millions of South Africans it is part of their identity.
Hildegard Steenkamp stole huge amounts from the healthcare company she worked at for over 13 years.
Rwanda has facilities ready to host asylum seekers but some there are not sure it is a good idea.
With the African Footballer of the Year set to be named on Monday, who are among the star names to miss out on the award?
The CCC faces by-elections after an "imposter" expels its MPs - to the delight of the ruling party.
A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.
It means the UK has spent £240m on the scheme, despite no asylum seekers being sent to the African nation.
The concert is part of a planned touring series curated by the rapper that will expand across Africa.
A state of emergency is declared in the country after massive blast at an industrial area.
Philip Mpango has not been seen in public since late October, sparking rumours about his health.
Kenya follows Malawi in sending casual farm workers to fill a labour shortage on Israel's farms.
Citizens have been ordered to stay home after a blast in an industrial zone causes major destruction.
Tigray's state athletics federation tells the BBC that 76 athletes were killed during the bloody conflict in the Ethiopian region.
A clip of two men dancing unleashes a torrent of homophobic hatred in Ethiopia.