The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature was yesterday, awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah for his work on the impact of colonialism and the plight of refugees.
Guinea's new prime minister Mohamed Beavogui on Thursday promised to follow a plan to restore civilian rule set out by the West African state's ruling military.
Desmond Tutu, South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, Nobel peace laureate and a man dubbed the "moral compass of the nation," marked his 90th birthday Thursday with a rare public appearance.
US pharmaceutical giant Moderna announced Thursday it would build a plant in Africa, as pressure mounts on drugmakers to help ramp up Covid-19 vaccine production in areas that have received fewer doses.
Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writings on post-colonialism and the trauma of the refugee experience.
The bodies of 17 migrants have been found washed up on a Libyan beach after their boat capsized during a bid to reach Europe by sea, the coast guard said on Wednesday.
The Republic of Congo on Wednesday denied allegations in the "Pandora Papers" global exclusive which said President Denis Sassou Nguesso had used an offshore company to stash away assets.
Former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has offered to host Guinea's deposed leader Alpha Conde in his villa in Senegal's seaside capital Dakar.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday appointed the former head of war-hit Tigray's interim administration as defence minister, one of several shake-ups in his new government's 22-member cabinet.
Google on Wednesday said it will invest $1 billion over the next five years to allow for faster and more affordable internet access and support entrepreneurship in Africa.
Hundreds of women protested in Liberia's capital Monrovia on Tuesday against a wave of alleged ritual killings in the country, an AFP journalist saw.
Grace Mugabe, the widow of Zimbabwe's longtime former ruler Robert Mugabe, has challenged a court order to exhume her husband's remains for reburial at a national shrine, court papers showed Monday.