Gabon's justice minister resigned on Monday, in the first high-level defection after days of violence following incumbent Ali Bongo's disputed re-election, as the opposition leader called for a general strike to "topple the tyrant."
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Sunday agreed to the deployment of a regional protection force to beef up the U.N.'s large peacekeeping mission in the war-scarred nation after initially opposing it as a breach of national sovereignty.
Nigeria's military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country's fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft.
Under a campaign poster promising to protect the people of Gabon from "need and fear," a large patch of blood lay congealing on shiny white tiles.
Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe has arrived home after an overseas absence that led to concerns over a health crisis, with witnesses saying he joked about the latest rumors of his death.
Two men died after overnight clashes in Gabon's capital Libreville between security forces and demonstrators protesting President Ali Bongo's announced victory in a disputed election, witnesses and an AFP journalists said Friday.
Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.
Egypt's lawmakers on Tuesday passed the country's first law spelling out the rules for building a church, a step Christians have long hoped would free up construction that was often blocked by authorities. But angry critics in the community say the law will only enshrine the restrictions.
Libyan pro-government forces said they were advancing Tuesday against the last remaining holdout of Islamic State jihadists in Sirte as part of an operation to "liberate" the entire coastal city.
Reconstruction of war-torn Yemen could cost US$15 billion, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday, citing a multilateral institution.