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Car bomb kills two in Mogadishu

The bombing was claimed by Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, which said in a statement it had targeted a convoy escorting officials and lawmakers heading...

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Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry...

The president did not give a reason for the sackings of Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Forestry and Environment Minister Guy Bertrand...

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Malawi presidential candidates in an uncertain...

President Peter Mutharika, 78, won the 2014 election -- two years after his elder brother Bingu wa Mutharika died after having a heart attack while in...

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Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's...

Semenya won the 800m at the Doha Diamond League meeting this month in her first race since losing her appeal of the controversial ruling at the Court of...

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High-security Ebola burials spark dismay,...

Anyone who dies of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever has to be buried in carefully-controlled conditions designed to minimise the risk of infection...

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Sudan talks end with no accord on ruling...

Neither side said when talks would resume, but one of the protest leaders Siddiq Yousef told reporters that "the negotiations are suspended between us...

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Algeria army chief urges protesters to accept...

Protest leaders say the North African country's existing institutions -- and personalities -- are too tarnished by corruption to guarantee a legitimate...

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DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high'...

Nearly 1,200 people have died since last August, when the DRC declared a 10th outbreak of Ebola in the country in 40 years.

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S.Africa ex-president Zuma back in court...

Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party last year, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating...

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South Africans go to polls tipped to be won...

The ANC has won all the past five elections, but Wednesday's vote is set to be an electoral test on whether the party has staunched a decline in popularity....

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Museveni launches fiberboard factory...

President Yoweri Museveni launched Nile Fibre Boards Uganda Ltd at Kinoni Village, Kakoge Sub County in Nakasongola district on April 10. The $25m factory is to employ over 1000 locals. The company is specialised in making wood products including different...