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Three prominent opposition figures from Sudan have been arrested by the country’s security forces after they met the Ethiopian prime minister who was in...

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Thousands of protesters in Sudan have demanded the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.

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Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decided to resign after weeks of mass protests, state media report. The 82-year-old, who...

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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max-8 has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. According to...

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Martin Fayulu, the defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo's presidential election, has vowed to challenge the result in court. Felix Tshisekedi,...

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Image source TechCrunch This December 2018, TechCrunch will host TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. TechCrunch, like many other publishers and businesses, is starting to...

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Zimbabwe’s incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the country's presidential election, according to the electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Emmerson Mnangagwa won 50.8%...

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Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, his MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) party has announced. Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime...

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Kenyan TV stations have been shut down by authorities to prevent live coverage of a swearing-in event by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted...

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About 500 years ago, Africa was booming. Indeed, as reported by the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, the first European explorers to reach Africa circa 1500...

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Former African soccer star George Weah has been elected as Liberia's president. With nearly all ballots from December 26 run-off vote counted, George Weah is...

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The UAE Emirates airline has been banned from landing in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its...

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Image source The topic of Africa’s economics has long plagued commentators. The continent is just so fractured, so politically unstable, so corrupt, so hit by...

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Uhuru Kenyatta has been inaugurated for a second term as Kenya’s president at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition. The ceremony...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa has been inaugurated as Zimbabwe's new president in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the capital, Harare. The move follows the dramatic...

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Oscar Pistorius' jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Stenkamp has been increased to 13 years and five months, a South African court has...

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Zimbabwe's former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose dismissal led to the shock resignation of long-time President Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new...

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has announced his resignation ending his 37 years of rule. The announcement sparked jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. A letter from...

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign and vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand...

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Top leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF are calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down, as pressure on him intensifies following a military...

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Zimbabwe's detained President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to resign immediately, amid growing calls for him to step down. Robert Mugabe, 93, was put under...

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Robert Mugabe told Jacob Zuma...

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Zimbabwe’s army has seized control in the African country but has said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, is safe. After seizing state TV,...

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Kenyan voters go to polls amid tight security in a re-run of the presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition. Riot police...

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has decided to withdraw from October's election re-run. Raila Odinga said his decision would give the electoral commission enough time...