ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday called for an investigation into a blockade of parliament by security forces and said it was an attempt to secure his impeachment but stopped short of saying he would run for president next February.
ADDIS ABABA/DUBAI (Reuters) - When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzania's telecommunications regulator intends to suspend the license of South Africa's Naspers' Multichoice unit for failure to comply with its orders, an official from the body told Reuters on Wednesday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Vaccination of health workers against the deadly Ebola virus has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try to halt an outbreak in the volatile east of the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not stand in December's presidential election, a spokesman said on Wednesday, announcing that former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary would be the ruling coalition's candidate.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have arrested a suspected poacher linked to the killing of a 12-year-old black rhino last month in Lake Nakuru national park, the national wildlife service said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police on Wednesday arrested former finance minister and opposition politician Tendai Biti as he tried to cross the border and seek asylum in neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer said.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The candidate to represent Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition in a presidential election in December will be announced "in the coming hours", the government spokesman said on Tuesday.