A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.
At least 22 people have been killed in clashes between rival anti-balaka and Seleka militias in the Central African Republic this week, African peacekeepers say.
A US aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the US to be treated, hospital officials say.
A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, has arrived in the United States.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed for more doctors and supplies to help African nations battle an outbreak of deadly Ebola.
01 August 2014, 09:42
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit southeast of the Algerian capital, shaking building and sending panicked families rushing in the streets in Algiers.
01 August 2014, 08:37
Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police says.
01 August 2014, 07:37
US president Barack Obama, whose election in 2008 as the first black American president sparked huge expectations in Africa, will at last hold a summit for the continent's leaders.
31 July 2014, 22:29
The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.
31 July 2014, 22:29
The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa in seven months will not affect plans for next week's US-Africa summit, the White House says.
31 July 2014, 19:59
The flamboyant 'super minister' son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial, accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.
31 July 2014, 18:36
The Philippines is preparing to evacuate 13 000 citizens from Libya as violence rages and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there.
31 July 2014, 16:35
Ugandan state lawyers have sought to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.
31 July 2014, 15:34
Greece is sending a frigate and two other vessels to Libya to evacuate workers at its embassy in Tripoli as well as a few hundred Chinese and European nationals.
31 July 2014, 15:28
The surprise nomination of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife to head Zanu-PF's women's wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.
31 July 2014, 13:18
Spain's foreign ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital.
31 July 2014, 12:01
Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus.
31 July 2014, 10:36
Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.
31 July 2014, 09:37
The scientist who helped discover Ebola says the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would sit next to an infected person.
31 July 2014, 08:37
The Philippines has renewed calls for thousands of its nationals to leave Libya after a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped, following the beheading of a Filipino construction worker.
31 July 2014, 07:52
Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown, with European and Asian countries on alert and MSF warning the "unprecedented" epidemic is out of control.
31 July 2014, 07:37
Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, as authorities roll out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.
30 July 2014, 20:30
The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.
30 July 2014, 19:31
French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board.
30 July 2014, 18:27
Ugandan activists have opened a petition at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.