The world's most valuable individual prize - the Mo Ibrahim prize for good governance - is to be announced shortly.
The war orphan who became a professional ballerina
Libya's national congress elects independent candidate Ali Zidan as prime minister, and charges him with forming a government.
Manager Ferdinand Coly says Senegal will accept their punishment after a riot ended their game against Ivory Coast.
Zimbabwe is heading towards new elections, with growing concern that President Robert Mugabe may seek to prevent a free and fair vote.
Cape Verde shock Cameroon to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mauritania's President Abdelaziz has been flown to Paris for treatment after being shot in what officials say was an accident.
Gunmen have killed at least 20 people in a dawn attack in a remote village in northern Nigeria, reports say.
An Africa Cup of Nations football match between Senegal and Ivory Coast has been abandoned after fans rioted at a stadium in Dakar.
President Mohammed Mursi of Egypt agrees to allow the Mubarak-era chief prosecutor to keep his job after an embarrassing public row.
The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution paving the way for military intervention in Mali to retake the north from Islamist extremists.
The UN Security Council adopts a resolution that moves a step closer to foreign military intervention against Islamist rebels in northern Mali.
Two blasts have struck in a predominantly Somali area of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, wounding at least one police officer, reports say.
Protest tears, militia haircuts, fine rams and rumba queens this week
The Botswana High Court overturns a customary law which prevented women from inheriting the family home, saying it is against the constitution.
A profile of Libya's leader - described as liberal and Islamist
Fast Track joins a group of Kenyans meeting their local wildlife for the first time as part of a drive to convince the local population that their wildlife is worth conserving.
Government officials in Egypt are stepping up their campaign to encourage tourists back to the country, following the revolution in 2011.
The trial of moving a dead nun across Algeria
Four Nigerian farmers are suing Shell in The Hague, claiming oil spills have ruined their livelihoods.