Police fired tear gas and fanned out across the capital of DR Congo on Saturday to prevent a banned opposition rally seeking the exit of President Joseph Kabila this year.
The goalkeeper of the Gambia's national women's football team died crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of starting a new life in Europe, her former coach told AFP Wednesday.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday abandoned a court bid to block a watchdog's report into corruption allegations against him, as calls grew for him to stand down.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI will cover the legal fees of pop singer Saad Lamjarred, imprisoned in France charged with "aggravated rape", the official MAP news agency reported on Tuesday.
The Central African Republic's capital was rocked by deadly overnight clashes hours before France's defense minister formally ended a military operation there Monday, hailing it as a "success."
Thousands of Moroccans Sunday attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, with authorities vowing to punish those responsible.
Although Tunisia's tourism industry seems to be going through an unending chill, Mohamed Ben Sheikh is convinced there are good days ahead thanks to the nation's vineyards.
Surrounded by the rubble of her former neighbors' homes, Getnesh Amare hangs her laundry in the shadow of the high-rise offices and hotels taking over the once insalubrious center of Ethiopia's capital.
Two suicide bombings rocked Nigeria's northeast city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least nine people and injuring scores of others, emergency services said.
The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of "persecuting" Africans.