Bring Back our Girls activist and former Nigerian minister Oby Ezekwesili has withdrawn her candidacy from next month's presidential elections, a statement on her website confirmed Thursday morning.
A high-ranking Nigerian policewoman has told gay people living in the country to leave or risk prosecution.
One of Zimbabwe's most celebrated musician Oliver Mtukudzi died Wednesday of an undisclosed ailment, a former colleague has said.
A six-year-old South African DJ received a standing ovation on America's Got Talent show after he wowed judges with his skills.
Zimbabwe's security forces deliberately targeted unarmed citizens and used "systematic torture" during recent street protests, a new report from Zimbabwe's Human Rights Commission has found.
Just meters from the balcony of the hotel room, a troop of black and white colobus monkeys scouts the treetops for tender leaves.
A nudge above the equator in one of the most biodiverse places in Africa lives an almost-mythical mammal that few people have ever seen.
Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency says it has received concrete intelligence that around 20,000 Nigerian girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.
Three brothers from a famous sporting family have been jailed for siphoning cash from their family charity, UK's National Crime Agency said.
He chose to join a terrorist group, fought for it, was blooded in atrocities, escaped and repented. Now he lives in well-founded fear for his life.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called violence by the country's security forces "unacceptable and a betrayal" following deadly protests last week sparked by a sharp fuel price hike.
Access to social media platforms in Zimbabwe was reinstated on Monday, hours after a court deemed the government's internet shutdown illegal.
Facebook has announced it will not accept political advertisements from outside Nigeria ahead of the country's upcoming general elections.
A court in Egypt sentenced a TV journalist to 12 months' jail time on Sunday for "promoting homosexuality" after he interviewed a gay man, state-run media reported.
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu rejected a court ruling Saturday that upheld his defeat in the country's presidential election, instead declaring himself president-elect.
Ten United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an attack on a UN camp in Mali on Sunday, according to a statement from the UN secretary-general.
In the wake of violent protests across Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced he will skip the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week.
At least 170 people are feared dead after they went missing from two separate shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea that left from Libya and Morocco, the United Nations said.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir blamed infiltrators for the recent deaths of anti-government protesters a speech Sunday while vowing to respect the will of the people in the 2020 elections.
A Nairobi company has paid tribute to six employees who were killed during an attack in the city on Wednesday, when men armed with guns and explosives stormed a hotel and shopping complex.