Zimbabwe is now a hyperinflation economy, according to the Public Accountants and Auditors Board, which is mandated to regulate auditing and accounting standards in the southern African country.
Nigeria's customs chief says a ban on goods coming into the country across its land borders will last as long as it takes for neighbours to stem the flow of smuggled merchandise.
Amnesty International says journalists in Nigeria are operating under a "climate of fear", after 19 reporters were detained by security forces this year.
UN forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sent three aircraft to help search for a DRC government cargo plane with eight people on board.
Violence in Burkina Faso has caused more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes over the last three months, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says.
Uganda has announced its plans for a Bill to be passed that will impose the death penalty on homosexuals, according to a report.
"When I started, there was poop in bags everywhere," said Ricky Ojwang, skillfully navigating a rubbish-strewn canal in Mukuru, a Nairobi slum where he's worked to improve sanitation since 2012.
Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
Gunmen have kidnapped a school principal in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, his deputy says, a week after six female students and two staff at another school were seized for ransom.
Although Nigeria and SA are often cast as rivals, they have a strong bilateral relationship founded over the decades. This springs in part from Nigeria's historical role in its support for the liberation struggle against apartheid, writes Olayinka Ajala.
Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui received a hero's welcome as he walked free from jail, just days ahead of a runoff against a political newcomer.
Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off before the country's electorate of seven million.
Four civilians and three soldiers have been killed in attacks in northeastern Nigeria blamed on jihadist fighters, local residents and militias said Saturday.
An aircraft flying 55 people from Kenya's capital to tourist attraction Lamu island veered off the runway during takeoff, skidding into some trees and leaving nine injured, aviation officials say.
It's true that Zimbabwe's food economy has been transformed over the past 19 years. Aggregate production of maize has certainly declined, and imports have become more frequent, writes Ian Scoones.
The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.
A leading Egyptian activist who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests has been beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody, according to his family.
Ghana has charged nine people with treason for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government, in a rare case for one of west Africa's most stable democracies.
Nigeria is a major player in West Africa while SA is a major player in the Southern African Development Community region. Sustained tensions would be to the detriment of both countries - and Africa as a whole, writes Bheki Mngomezulu.
Local media sources report that Wine was on his way to his Independence Day concert but was "intercepted by police".
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