Two former bitter political rivals in Kenya facing trial at the ICC, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, announce an alliance for next year's election.
The UN says the world's newest nation will need over $1 billion to meet the growing humanitarian needs in the coming year.
Viewpoint: How tribalism stunts African democracy
Spanish photographer Cristina De Middel's fictional documentation of the failed Zambia space programme.
Rebel forces remain in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma despite Monday's deadline from regional leaders for them to leave.
Egypt's president meets judges to try to defuse a crisis over a decree that extends his powers, as a day of opposition protests looms.
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are among 15 midfielders on the shortlist for the 2012 FIFPro World XI.
Sredojevic Micho's Rwanda beat Malawi 2-0 to go top of Group C in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala, Uganda.
Prominent Somali businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini is shot dead at point-blank range in the capital, Mogadishu, police say.
The Liberia FA appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over Caf's voting rules.
The military commander of DR Congo's M23 rebels is reported to have flown to Uganda for talks as a deadline looms for them to leave the city of Goma.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma holds a traditional ceremony to seek his ancestors' help ahead of next month's African National Congress (ANC) leadership contest.
Unknown gunmen attack a Nigerian police base in the capital, Abuja, where Boko Haram Islamist militants are often held, police say.
Tasting the wine which comes from outside Mandela's former cell
Vines growing in the former prison courtyard on Robben Island are now being tended by winemakers hoping to preserve Nelson Mandela's legacy.
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is to meet senior judges to try to end a crisis sparked by issuing a decree giving him sweeping new powers.
Burundi got off to a flying start in the Cecafa Cup, with a 5-1 thumping of Somalia on day two of the tournament in Uganda.
AC Leopards of Congo-Brazzaville made history on Sunday with a 4-3 aggregate victory in the final of the African Confederation Cup.
Two suicide bombers target a church inside an army barracks in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 30, officials say.
Norwich City chief executive David McNally says the club has reported "racist" tweets made after the Everton match on Saturday.