At least 600 foreign nationals were arrested by police on Wednesday
Mass arrest of foreigners in South Africa
Malawi election case in court
Two opposition parties are challenging President Peter Mutharika's re-election
Malawi opposition challenge election result
After weeks of protests, the opposition's election petition is heard in court
Nigerian police Twitter outburst over army ambush
Asks why their men were shot at close range despite identifying as police officers
Extreme contraception in Kenya
As girls as young as ten are put on pills
Ethiopia: Government says 2020 elections will hold
The ruling EPRDF made the announcement today in Addis Ababa
Reports and analysis of the day's political, economic and sports news from across Africa.
Tanzania: Three days of national mourning end after fuel tanker explosion
The deadly fuel tanker explosion took place in Morogoro in eastern Tanzania
What's life like for African migrants on the Greek island of Samos?
Medical student Yemi Sawyerr volunteered to help tackle the migrant crisis in Samos
DJ Arafat: Top Ivory Coast singer dies in road accident
He was known as the "king" of coupé-décalé dance music, popular in French-speaking Africa
A new Ebola treatment cures over 90% of infections
Top Ebola researchers say the new cure is effective when symptoms are treated early
Zimbabwe's inflation edging 200%
A year after the election of President Mnangagwa, Zimbabweans suffer soaring food prices
Ebola one step closer to eradication
Top Ebola researchers say a new treatment can cure symptoms in just an hour
Tanzanian government sends psychologists to Morogoro after explosion
More than eighty people died and dozens of others are in hospital
Ethiopia: Sex work ban planned for Addis Ababa
The proposed law will also affect beggars to promote proper accommodation off the streets
Ghanaian actor Lydia Forson on feminism, body image and outdated beauty standards
Award-winning actor Lydia Forson is also a writer and producer
A major breakthrough in TB treatment?
Could a new TB treatment save thousands of lives?
Freetown floods, again
Torrential rains leave several dead in Sierra Leone's capital.
Security crackdown in Zimbabwe
Tensions heighten in Zimbabwe ahead of planned political protests
Nigerian Shia leader leaves India without treatment
Sheikh al-Zakzaky returns home to Nigeria - four days after he left for treatment abroad
Osun festival – an age-old devotion to the Yoruba river goddess
The 700-year-old pilgrimage in southwestern Nigeria is attended by locals and tourists
Kenyan drug baron jailed for 25 years
Baktash Akasha Abdalla was found guilty of illegal dealings by a USA court
Sudan's deposed president arrives at corruption trial
Al-Bashir was ousted in April after months of protests, ending nearly 30 years in power.
Ghanaian investors worry as more savings institutions are shut down
An estimated 70,000 investors could be affected, covering 1.6 billion USD.
Should parents in the diaspora send children back to their native countries for schooling?
Titi travelled to Nigeria with her family aged ten - but they returned home without her