Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the "Ivory Queen", to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih explores how women in Sudan are using a Facebook group about love to expose alleged abuse amid anti-government protests.
Nigeria is to hold a delayed presidential election this Saturday after the initial vote was rescheduled in a dramatic overnight press conference, five hours before polls were due to have opened.
The day before his arrest, he recited a poem in which he described the human rights abuses he had witnessed at a police station in Hargeisa.
The southern African nation is in the grip of a severe shortage of U.S. dollars that has sapped supplies of fuel and drugs, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa struggles to live up to pre-election promises to quickly revive the troubled economy.
DAKAR (Reuters) - President Macky Sall is the strong favourite to win Senegal’s election on Sunday, boosted by a modernising first term that propelled economic growth although critics accuse him of jailing his rivals for political gain.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his tenure to 40 years.
MPs gather in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Debt servicing costs are putting pressure on Zambia’s central bank reserves, Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya said during a monetary policy committee briefing on Wednesday, after announcing it would keep interest rates unc...
Zinga is hoping the next president will do more to empower women, train youths and boost the creative industry to turn Dakar into the fashion hub of West Africa.
A petrol attendant counts bond notes at a filling station in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 28, 2019, REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo