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.
Zambia's president Edgar Lungu and other senior government officials have been accused of facilitating rosewood trafficking, according to an environmental investigation report.
A British judge has dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, relating to the west African country's bitter civil war.
At least two people have been killed in Kenya's capital after the collapse of a six-storey residential building, as rescuers struggled to reach those feared trapped under a mountain of rubble.
"Those who didn't flee like myself were hacked to pieces with machetes," said nine-year-old Edvige Kalivanda, whose parents were butchered in the latest wave of terror to rock DR Congo's volatile east.
Over the past four months, Malawians have eagerly followed live broadcasts of witnesses presenting evidence to judges of alleged rigging in an election narrowly won by President Peter Mutharika.
The United Nations has called for some $200m in extra funding to help four million Zimbabweans unable to buy food due to drought and triple-digit inflation.
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Nigerian state security police have re-arrested an opposition activist and former presidential candidate, a day after a court ordered him freed, his lawyer says.
The flashy governor of Nairobi was arrested Friday shortly after Kenya's chief prosecutor ordered he be detained to face charges of economic crimes.
A man has been burnt to death after a pastor mistook petrol for water during a healing service in Lagos, the emergency services says.
At least 38 people died in Burundi after heavy rains triggered landslides that swept through hillside communities in the northwest of the country, according to a provisional police toll.
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Sudan's army says it has caught six Chadians accused of belonging to Boko Haram, in the country's first such arrests of suspected members of the jihadist group which originated in Nigeria.
Leader of Botswana opposition coalition, Umbrella for Democratic Change, Duma Boko, claims there was massive vote rigging and fraud in the past Botswana elections by the leading party, the BDP, to favour the current President, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has led thousands of civil servants, supporters and police officers on an anti-corruption walk through the capital in move derided by critics as a meaningless stunt.
A Senegalese court has issued a suspended prison term to a Koranic school teacher who chained up truants, in a much-publicised case that has split opinion in the west African country.
The floor is dusty, the walls filthy and the furniture decrepit, but for two weeks last month a tiny flat in a Harare township was transformed into a maternity clinic where scores of babies were born.
The United Nations, through its World Food Programme, plans to more than double the number of people it is feeding in Zimbabwe to 4.1 million by January 2020, it said on Tuesday.
At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured as a fire triggered by an explosion in a gas tanker tore through a factory in the Sudanese capital, officials say.
A US court on Monday acquitted the main defendant in a bribery case that plunged Mozambique into its worst-ever financial crisis following a trial in which he implicated the country's president.
The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have met in Cairo for a new round of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over a multi-billion dam being built by the Ethiopian government.
The US envoy to Zambia Daniel Foote has warned of "decaying" bilateral ties following a 15-year jail sentence slapped on two men for homosexuality.
UN-recognised government blames renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces for attacking residential areas.
At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured Sunday when a bus plunged off a cliff into a ravine in the country's north, officials said.
Several figures close to Namibian President Hage Geingob have been filmed discussing the laundering of political contributions, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.
Namibia's President Hage Geingob, who was re-elected on Saturday, is still riding on the legacy of his party's role in the liberation struggle almost three decades after the country's independence from South Africa.
Namibia's president Hage Geingob looks set to secure a second term with partial results from this week's general election showing him leading with 56% of the vote.
Dozens of Zimbabwean lawyers have taken to the streets to protest against police brutality that has escalated since President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to power in 2017.
A French court has sentenced 24 members of a Lyon-based sex trafficking ring to prison terms of up to seven years for forcing Nigerian women into prostitution.
John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos.
Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country.
The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesperson has said.
Pirates have kidnapped at least 19 crew members from a fully loaded supertanker off Nigeria, reports say.
At least 58 migrants drowned as their boat sank near the Mauritanian coast after a week at sea, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.
Amnesty International has urged the Nigerian parliament to stop further consideration of two proposed laws it says will let the authorities further strip away free speech in the country.
Human rights activists have raised alarm over Tanzania's plans to block individuals and NGOs from directly filing cases against the government to the African rights court.
Eleven Tunisians were arrested during a night of clashes between protesters and police in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry says, after the self-immolation of a young man sparked outrage.
Three soldiers and "about 20 terrorists" were killed when two army units came under attack in northern Burkina Faso, security sources say.
Air Zimbabwe and fastjet has experienced operational issues at RG Mugabe International Airport in Harare.
Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed four Chadian troops in a newly established military outpost on Lake Chad, the military and local officials said.
Six Namibian officials and businessmen suspected of involvement in a bribery and money-laundering scheme will remain in custody until February 20, a court in the capital, Windhoek, has said.
Botswana has hanged a 44-year-old man for murdering his boss, prisons services announced, despite mounting criticism from rights groups and the European Union.
A Chadian minister, who served as the country's premier from 2013-16 has been arrested over fraud allegations, a police spokesperson told AFP.
The global shea butter market is expected to be worth $3.5bn by 2028 and women in a cooperative in the Nigerian village of Kodo are extracting its value.
In Andrew Makech's home village near Rumbek in central South Sudan, few have ever heard of a condom, and broaching the topic of its use would be considered taboo.
President Geingob’s win comes days after corruption allegations led to resignation and arrest of two ministers.
Algerians have thronged their capital to insist that a presidential election set for December 12 must not go ahead before a change of regime.
Court releases 10 opposition leaders for part in anti-government protests
Flood-hit Djibouti, Kenya struggle to cope after major downpours affect hundreds of thousands across the Horn of Africa.
Russia's defence ministry has donated weapons to Gabon to help the central African nation battle poachers and protect elephants.
The low-cost airline says it plans to sell its Zimbabwean unit to a consortium led by a major shareholder.
Senior Zimbabwean doctors joined hundreds of junior colleagues in a mass walkout this week, warning of a "silent genocide" caused by dire conditions in hospitals.
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