This photo taken on Monday, June 20 shows a Nigerien woman and a boy collecting wood, crossing the path of a sheep flock by the river Komadougou Yobe near Diffa.
Nigeria's currency plummeted Monday, losing more than a third of its value as the government floated the naira for the first time in the history of the oil-producing nation.
Inflation in Nigeria rose to a more than six-year high in May, official figures showed Tuesday, heaping pressure on the government to loosen restrictive currency controls.
Africa's best barista doesn't drink coffee, nor even really like it, yet two-time Kenyan champ Martin Shabaya won the Africa round and next month competes at the World Barista Championships.
Bidding for power plants in South Africa is expected to start in coming months, France's special envoy for nuclear matters said Wednesday in Johannesburg.
Rwanda formally opened a unique methane power plant Monday which it is hoped will one day provide 60 percent of the country's electricity, according to its operator.
A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela's arrest, beginning the leader's 27 years behind bars, a report said on Sunday.
The sweet flavors of vanilla are taking on a bitter edge for buyers in Madagascar as prices have almost quadrupled but quality has declined, with experts blaming speculation, money laundering and a poor harvest.
Waist deep in sparkling blue water off the white beaches of the Indian Ocean spice island of Zanzibar, seaweed farmer Mtumwa Vuai Ameir gently ties seedlings to wood poles.
While oil states reel from plunging oil prices and gas producers brace for American exports to hit the market, two west African nations are forging ahead with potentially massive extraction projects others might fear to touch.