19 May 2013, 08:05
A journalist has been found dead in eastern DRC as threats to media are on the increase.
19 May 2013, 08:04
A bomb has exploded in a Tripoli street housing the Algerian, Greek and Saudi embassies, lightly damaging a car, hours after a soldier was wounded in Benghazi.
18 May 2013, 14:16
Tanzanian police said they have arrested five people in possession of explosives in the economic capital Dar es Salaam.
18 May 2013, 14:15
Tunisian security forces deployed in strength after Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on its hardline Islamist supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress.
18 May 2013, 08:08
France will buy two medium-altitude Reaper drones from the United States air force to back up its operations against Islamists in Mali, a report says.
18 May 2013, 09:07
Demonstrators calling for Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign and demanding early elections have clashed with riot police in Cairo .
17 May 2013, 17:39
The AU says it will not recognise Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar’s president if he wins July’s presidential election.
17 May 2013, 15:07
Tuareg separatist rebels are ready for talks to end Mali's crisis, President Dioncounda Traore says.
17 May 2013, 14:04
The Tunisian government is set to decide whether to allow or ban Salafists from holding their annual congress, the interior minister says.
17 May 2013, 13:00
Egyptian policemen have blocked the crossing into the Gaza Strip to protest against the kidnapping of Egyptian security forces in the Sinai, witnesses and sources say.
17 May 2013, 12:01
Uniformed gunmen in South Sudan went on a rampage in a key hospital, destroying drug supplies and ransacking wards, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
17 May 2013, 10:56
Relatives say Mohamed Ould Ali, an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been arrested in Mali's capital.
17 May 2013, 10:59
Two women convicted of conspiring to send money to al-Shabaab in Somalia have been given prison sentences in federal court.
17 May 2013, 09:27
Chad's air force has targeted Sudanese rebels along the Darfur border after, killing a breakaway rebel leader, the insurgents have charged.
17 May 2013, 08:20
The DRC government says more than 20 people have died in a collapse at a bush mine in the region of Masisi in North Kivu province.
17 May 2013, 08:20
A decision by Zambia's president to slash a key food subsidy threatens to hit the poor, stoke inflation and spark a popular revolt against his government.
16 May 2013, 16:15
France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler has begun a tour of Mali with a visit to Gao, one of several northern cities liberated by a French-led military operation.
16 May 2013, 15:25
Tunisia's harline Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia has vowed to go ahead with its annual congress at the weekend in defiance of a government ban.
16 May 2013, 13:28
A warlord in southern Somalia's Jubaland region has declared himself "president" of the region, leaders have said.
16 May 2013, 12:22
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has summoned his defence and interior ministers over the kidnapping of policemen and soldiers in the Sinai peninsula, a report says.
16 May 2013, 11:20
Nigeria pledged a donation of $2 million (about N320m) in support of agricultural development and conduct of free and fair elections in Mali.
16 May 2013, 10:31
As fresh Zimbabwean presidential elections near, there is a gloomy sense the media is being thrust back into the firing line.
16 May 2013, 09:27
Uganda has threatened to penalise media for coverage of a purported plot to stifle allegations that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son for power.
16 May 2013, 08:27
France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler has arrived in Mali for a tour of the war-torn nation described as "part of a mission for children and women".
16 May 2013, 08:19
Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped three Egyptian policemen and four soldiers in the Sinai peninsula, security officials say.