South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at a march against immigration.
Bashir orders full aid access to South Sudan famine areas
President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, an official said Thursday.
DR Congo investigating alleged army massacre video
The Democratic Republic of Congo said Wednesday it was investigating "facts brought to the public's attention" after a video purportedly showing government troops massacring civilians prompted outrage.
Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes
Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.
South African court slaps down bid to leave ICC
A South African court on Wednesday ordered the government to withdraw its "unconstitutional" bid to pull out of the International Criminal Court, in a boost to the embattled Hague-based institution.
20 shops belonging to immigrants looted in South Africa
At least 20 shops possibly belonging to immigrants were looted in South Africa’s capital overnight, police said on Tuesday, but they could not confirm if the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners.
Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.
Africa retail giants Steinhoff, Shoprite shelve merger
South African retail firms Steinhoff International and Shoprite Holdings announced Monday they had scrapped plans to merge their local assets to form the continent's biggest retailer.
Egypt court confirms death sentences over football riot
An Egyptian court upheld Monday death sentences against 10 people convicted over rioting that claimed 74 lives at a stadium in Port Said in 2012, judicial and security officials said.