The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.
Soldiers beat people on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital and second city Bulawayo overnight Tuesday, residents said, hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to investigate a security service crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said it has found thousands of missing girls and women in southern Mali, many of whom were sold as sex slaves.
Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire will spend more time in detention after a court on Wednesday postponed his bail hearing because state prosecutors were not ready to proceed with the case after deadly demonstrations erupted.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for international sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe to be lifted.
Conflict between farmers and herders are affecting Nigeria's rising levels of poverty.
The doctors' branch of the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA) said one protester died on Monday from wounds sustained when demonstrators clashed with security forces in Khartoum a week earlier.
A memorial service has been held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday for some of the victims of last week's deadly hotel and office complex attack.
Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel on Sunday night and drifted slowly northwest towards the coast.
Police and soldiers launched a large-scale operation against suspected protesters, activists and organisers of the strike last week, which was triggered by a sharp rise in fuel prices.