The president of Seychelles has declared a state of emergency after a huge blast at an explosives depot and flooding in other parts of the countryās main island.
The interior ministers of Britain and Rwanda have signed a treaty that aims to revive a plan to send asylum-seekers to the East African country that has been blocked by U.K. courts.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai urges world to confront Talibanās āgender apartheidā against women
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says the world needs to recognize and confront the Talibanās āgender apartheidā against women and girls in Afghanistan.
Attorneys for Mauritaniaās former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz say he has been sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and self-enrichment.
Hamas officials have joined members of Nelson Mandelaās family in laying wreaths at a statue of the statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner in South Africa to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.
The United States has imposed sanctions on three Sudanese individuals accused of undermining āpeace, security and stabilityā in the conflict-stricken African nation.
Nigerās junta has scrapped two key military agreements that the West African nation signed with the European Union to help fight violence in Africaās Sahel region.
Authorities say heavy rains and landslides in Tanzania kill at least 47 and hurt or strand many more
Authorities say at least 47 people are dead and 85 others injured following heavy flooding and landslides in northern Tanzania.
A member of a rescue team has raised hope that there may be survivors at a Zambian mine where more than 30 informal miners have been trapped under debris for days after heavy rain caused landslides.
Border officials in South Africa say they have intercepted dozens of buses carrying more than 400 young children from Zimbabwe without parents or legal guardians in an anti-trafficking operation.
DAKAR, Senegal (Āé¶¹“«Ć½app) ā Reports of gunfire in the capital, followed by a television announcement that the president has been deposed by mutinous soldiers.
Guinea-Bissauās President Umaro Sissoco Embalo says a shooting incident in the nationās capital was an attempted coup against his government.
There is no piped water or sewage system in Athi River, near Kenyaās capital Nairobi, and drought is making clean water supplies more scarce and expensive for locals.
Rights groups in Burkina Faso say a prominent human rights defender has been abducted by unknown individuals in what they say could be the latest attempt by the military government to target dissidents.
Police and local authorities in Zambia say seven miners have been confirmed dead and more than 20 others are missing, presumed dead, after heavy rains caused landslides that buried them inside tunnels they had been digging illegally at a copper mine.
The United Nations Security Council has voted to end its political mission of a few hundred people dedicated to ending the civil war in Sudan.
Kenyan cult leader sentenced to 18 months for film violations but still not charged over mass graves
The leader of a doomsday cult in Kenya has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the illegal distribution of films and operating a film studio without licenses.
A government minister says more than 30 people are trapped under rubble at an open-pit mine in Zambia after part of a waste pile was thought to have collapsed on them.
Gunfire in Guinea-Bissauās capital erupted late Thursday night and continued through Friday morning in what local media reported as clashes between security forces.
Madagascarās top court has ratified the victory of incumbent President Andry Rajoelina in last monthās election.
President Joe Biden is hosting Angolan President JoĆ£o Manuel GonĆ§alves LourenĆ§o in the Oval Office as he seeks to reaffirm his commitment to Africa.
Researchers in South Africa say they have rediscovered a mole species that has an iridescent golden coat and the ability to āswimā through sand dunes after it hadnāt been seen for more than 80 years and was thought to be extinct.
Somaliaās maritime police force has intensified patrols in the Gulf of Aden following a failed pirate hijacking of a ship earlier this week.
A South African company will make vaginal rings that protect against HIV, which AIDS experts say should eventually make them cheaper and more readily available.
Nigeriaās leader has presented a $34.8 billion spending plan for 2024 to federal lawmakers with a focus on stabilizing Africaās largest but ailing economy and tackling a deadly security crisis.
Members of South African political parties, civil society organisations and other supporters have marched through the streets of Johannesburg demanding a permanent cease-fire in Gaza as they marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Maliās military government has announced an investigation into the Tuareg rebel leaders who signed a peace agreement in 2015 and now accuse the government of failing to comply with it.
Matteo Garroneās migration odyssey āIo Capitanoā played at the Marrakech International Film Festival this weekend, returning to the country where pivotal scenes were shot.
Burkina Fasoās state media says hundreds of rebels have been killed trying to seize vulnerable town
Burkina Fasoās state broadcaster reports that hundreds of rebels were killed as they tried to seize a town in the northern part of the country on Sunday.
The attacks on Sierra Leoneās main military barracks and prisons are a failed coup attempt and have resulted in the arrest of 13 military officers, the governmentās spokesman said Tuesday.
A mine operator says an elevator suddenly dropped about 650 feet while carrying workers to the surface in South Africa, killing 11 and injuring 75.
Nigerās junta says it has signed a decree revoking a 2015 law that was enacted to curb the smuggling of international migrants traveling through a key migration route in Niger en route to Europe.
Kenyaās government is urging people living in flood-prone areas to relocate to higher ground as heavy rains and flash floods continued to wreak havoc across East Africa.
Madagascarās main opposition candidate files a lawsuit claiming fraud in the presidential election
The main opposition candidate in Madagascar says he has filed lawsuits with the countryās highest court seeking to have the results of this monthās national election canceled and incumbent President Andry Rajoelinaās victory declared invalid.
The International Criminal Court prosecutorās office is halting its long-running investigation into deadly violence that followed Kenyaās 2007 presidential election.
A German priest who was abducted by al-Qaida-linked rebels in Maliās capital in November 2022 has been released by his captors.