Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday approved a four month extension of a state of emergency that was first imposed in October to quell nearly a year of anti-government protests.
South Africa's Zuma plans to sack finance minister
South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to sack his respected finance minister, a government coalition party confirmed Thursday, in a move which could split the African National Congress (ANC).
Uganda hails surrender of senior LRA commander
Uganda's army on Wednesday hailed the surrender of a senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army who was in charge of communication for leader Joseph Kony.
Prosecutors demand life sentence for ex-first lady Gbagbo
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a life jail term for Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is on trial for alleged crimes against humanity.
Mali's former rebels agree to join peace conference
Former rebels in Mali on Tuesday reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference after receiving assurances from the government, a spokesman said.
Finance minister back in South Africa after Zuma recall
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan returned to South Africa Tuesday, officials said, after he was recalled from a trade trip by President Jacob Zuma, fuelling speculation of a dramatic political showdown.
Tributes flood in for South African anti-apartheid icon Kathrada
Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died Tuesday aged 87.
South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87
Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.
At least five feared dead in Zimbabwe plane crash
At least five people are feared to have been killed when a small aircraft crashed Monday in Zimbabwe near the border with Mozambique, Mozambican officials said.