The Gambia seeks to rejoin Commonwealth The new government made its official request shortly after a visit by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, to the West African nation in February.
23 April 2017
Nigerian corruption agency uncovers $43m in cash The discovery of a massive cash haul in a flat has prompted calls for the president to take action.
Nigeria's president has suspended his spy chief after a series of corruption scandals.
21 April 2017
UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC United Nations investigators have found 17 new mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo , in an area that has seen fighting between soldiers and members of a local armed group.
17 April 2017
African migrants traded in Libya's 'slave markets' Hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation.
11 April 2017
Almost 230 refugees rescued off Libya's coast A Spanish aid agency rescued almost 230 refugees from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The refugees, now being processed in Italy's Sicily, were trying to make the dangerous crossing from Africa into Europe.
Extra slots for Africa at World Cup The bureau of football’s world governing body, Fifa, has proposed that at least nine African nations can qualify for the World Cup when it expands from 32 teams to 48 in 2026.
30 March 2017
Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail for acts of sabotage against South Africa's white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87.
28 March 2017