Madagascar's former president Andry Rajoelina has rejected allegations by EU observers that he bribed local officials in return for their support in last week's presidential vote.
A German state-owned bank has found itself at the centre of a battle in the Democratic Republic of Congo over agricultural land dating back to the Belgian colonial period, a report says.
Somalia is one of the most dangerous places for journalists, with nearly 40 killed in the past decade.
DRC's main opposition party has rejected a deal agreed by its leader just a day earlier to select a single opposition candidate for upcoming presidential elections.
The Nigerian army has appointed a new commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the country's restive northeast, where attacks on military targets have spiked in recent months.
President John Magufuli ordered officers to buy the crop from farmers at government-approved prices.
The dormitory's doors were padlocked and dozens of people were trapped inside, officials say.
Fifa appoints a normalisation committee to run the affairs of Madagascar's Football Federation with its mandate to organise elections before May 2019.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party has acknowledged the opposition's choice of a little-known lawmaker to run for next month's key presidential elections but wondered if he would have eno...
At least 11 boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, police say.