South Africa

South Africa offers 'profuse' apologies to Nigeria after attacks

Foreign workers in South Africa have become victims of anti-immigrant violence with at least 12 killed.

South Africa offers 'profuse' apologies to Nigeria after attacks

Africa

Johannesburg violence: Foreign workers targeted by jobless

Mobs have taken their frustrations out on the streets, often targeting businesses owned by other Africans as well as Asians.

Africa

Zimbabwe: Doctors protest against abduction of their union leader

They are in the same position as most Zimbabweans, struggling to survive soaring inflation and shortages of food and other essentials.

Africa

Meet Somalia's trailblazing female camel trader

Zamzam Yusuf, a grandmother of 29, is breaking barriers by entering the once men-only camel trading industry in Somalia.

Meet Somalia's trailblazing female camel trader

Middle East

Algeria to hold presidential election on December 12: Gov't

Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah made the announcement saying polls are the only solution to the country's crisis.

Algeria to hold presidential election on December 12: Gov't

Tunisia

Tunisia presidential vote: Outsiders claim lead in first round

Kais Said and Nabil Karoui say exit polls show they've made it to runoff, with preliminary results due on Tuesday.

Tunisia presidential vote: Outsiders claim lead in first round

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dozens of people missing after boat sinks in DRC

Seventy-six people survived after the vessel went down but dozens are feared drowned in the Congo river.

Dozens of people missing after boat sinks in DRC

Tunisia

Tunisia: Polls close in vote marred by low turnout

No clear frontrunner in race involving 24 candidates vying for presidency with struggling economy a main focus.

Tunisians vote in unpredictable presidential contest

Africa

Kenya's Mau Forest: Indigenous and wildlife at risk

Both the indigenous Ogiek people and hundreds of species of wildlife are threatened by deforestation and drought.

Inside Story

What will end the protests in Algeria?

The army chief and ruling elite have been refusing the protesters' calls to step down.

Africa

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

The leaders made the pledge after a summit in Burkina Faso aimed at addressing rising insecurity in the Sahel.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

Tunisia

Who are the main candidates in Tunisia's presidential election?

Some of Tunisia's most prominent politicians are taking part in Sunday's hotly-contested election.

Who are the main candidates in Tunisia's presidential election?

Africa

Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic

Renewed clashes between two armed groups in Birao raise doubts about sustainability of peace deal signed in February.

Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic

Robert Mugabe

'Africa weeps': Mugabe state funeral draws thousands

Zimbabweans, African leaders attend state funeral at national stadium in Harare for controversial former president.

Zimbabweans, foreign leaders bid farewell to Robert Mugabe

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds amid concerns he planned to flee, police say.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe