Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of Rwanda's last king, Kigeli V, in the country's former royal capital Nyanza..
Uganda has announced it has detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it is the particularly virulent H5 strain detected this season in countries worldwide.
Outgoing United States President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe by at least another year, a report says.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that Ecowas has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome, writes Peter Penar.
A 36-year-old man was arrested in Zimbabwe after he allegedly raped his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter while her younger siblings aged 4 and 6 years watched.
13 January 2017, 14:38
Japan rescued 26 North Koreans after they abandoned their sinking cargo vessel in the East China Sea, the coast guard says.
13 January 2017, 12:36
President-elect Donald Trump has flatly denied "phony" explosive allegations about ties with Russia and lurid behaviour on a trip to Moscow that have tainted his election victory and threatened to engulf his presidency.
13 January 2017, 11:15
Zimbabwe's controversial prophet and leader of Kariba Church, Patrick Mugadza, has revealed in a statement that President Robert Mugabe is dying on the 17th of October 2017.
12 January 2017, 19:12
President Barack Obama is making sure his message is heard before he leaves the White House.
12 January 2017, 17:02
President Barack Obama's tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account
12 January 2017, 15:02
Donald Trump has vowed to forge ahead with plans for a wall on the southern US border after taking office, and said Mexico would reimburse the United States for the cost.
12 January 2017, 14:01
One by one, family members of nine slain black parishioners confronted Dylann Roof for the last time.
12 January 2017, 16:38
US President-elect Donald Trump has furiously denied explosive claims that Russian intelligence has gathered compromising personal and professional information on him.
12 January 2017, 11:25
After several weeks of denial over the involvement of Russia in the U.S. presidential election, incoming President Donald Trump has finally conceded that the Russians actually carried out the hacking.
11 January 2017, 20:01
The Obama administration says 11.5 million people have enrolled for coverage under the president's health care law.
11 January 2017, 17:07
US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported on the eve of the president-elect's first press conference.
11 January 2017, 16:05
President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge over economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.
11 January 2017, 14:28
The nephew of the prime suspect in last month's Berlin market attack and three others arrested in Tunisia were not linked to the carnage, a prosecution spokesperson has said.
11 January 2017, 14:01
Angolan health officials have said they had recorded the country's first two cases of the Zika virus, a French tourist and a resident in the capital Luanda.
11 January 2017, 13:01
A former British soldier, 72, was reportedly found dead on Sunday at his home in Rangwe constituency, Homa Bay in Kenya.
11 January 2017, 11:29
Kenya's president has signed into law an amendment to the electoral law to allow manual voting and counting in elections as a backup, a move the opposition calls a back door to rigging this year's presidential vote.
10 January 2017, 16:30
A video of a Toyota Land Cruiser being swept away by floods while attempting to cross a bridge in Zimbabwe has gone viral on social media.
10 January 2017, 14:01
West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.
10 January 2017, 13:05
Nigeria's controversial prophet and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, TB Joshua, has reportedly claimed that "fake" pastors and prophets "are worsening poverty levels in Malawi".
10 January 2017, 15:35
A Somali police officer says a bomb explosion at a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed three people and injured more than 16 others