Guinea's political opposition has accused the president of staging a "constitutional coup", prompting fresh tensions in a country wracked by rolling anti-government protests.
Court releases 10 opposition leaders for part in anti-government protests
A teenager, Samba Diallo, has been killed, as Guinean police clashed with youths in the capital Conakry.
Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore has been brought before investigating magistrates to face possible corruption charges after two days of questioning by police over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts.
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will "protect" former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh who has been living in exile in the central African country after being forced to quit power last year, adding that the African Union also opposed his extradition.
Guinea has suspended broadcasting by a radio station after it attempted to interview the leader of a teachers' strike which has drawn thousands of pupils onto the streets in support.
Thousands of schoolchildren in Guinea have descended onto the streets of the west African country on Monday to support a walkout by their teachers against the government.
The head of the African Union has said the crisis in Zimbabwe "seems like a coup" and called on the military to halt their actions and restore constitutional order.
The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is entrenching existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.
Guinea's President Alpha Conde has announced a new draft constitution despite mass demonstrations over concerns he intends to pursue a third term.
Thousands of Guinean protesters have taken to the streets in the capital Conakry , in fresh demonstrations days after deadly clashes marred a funeral march for those killed in recent anti-government marches.
A former government minister and economist has been named the new prime minister of Guinea by President Alpha Conde, according to a decree read out on state media.
Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend's local elections, a local official has said.
Zimbabwe’s dramatic ouster of Robert Mugabe last month was “not a coup” and did not break any of the African Union’s rules, a top official in the continental body says.
Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, says he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country's second city that was hit by anti-government protests.
The head of the African Union has said that the body "will never accept the military coup d'etat" in Zimbabwe.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo's capital, Lome, in the latest protest calling for the long-standing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down.
A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism, and the IMF says Zimbabwe is among the most fragile economies in the world.
The decision of Kenya's Supreme Court to annul the re-election of outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta and order a rerun "does honour to Africa", African Union chief Alpha Conde says.
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