Algeria

Algeria's army chief says elections best way out of crisis

Protesters say transitional bodies need to be set up before free and fair elections can take place.

Algeria's army chief says elections best way out of crisis

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba appointed under deal between Tshisekedi and predecessor Joseph Kabila, spokesperson says.

DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

Africa

Prominent DRC politician Katumbi returns from exile

Katumbi returns to his hometown of Lubumbashi three years after he was sentenced in absentia on fraud charges.

Africa

Exiled former governor Moise Katumbi returns to DR Congo

Accused of wanting to overthrow the Kabila government, Katumbi returns after three years in exile.

Africa

Former South African president Zuma due in court over corruption

Facing multiple corruption charges, Zuma is set to appear in court but says charges are politically motivated.

Mozambique

Ramadan becomes a struggle in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique

Muslims in the region spend Ramadan trying to rebuild their lives amid shortage of food and damaged mosques.

Ramadan becomes a struggle in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique

Sudan

Sudan's opposition and ruling military council resume talks

Alliance for Freedom and Change insists a civilian-led authority govern the country during the three-year transition.

Sudan's opposition and ruling military council resume talks

Mali

Nigerian UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

Another six UN troops from Chad and Nigeria were injured in two separate attacks.

Nigerian UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

Africa

Somalia drought: UN warns of humanitarian crisis

Lack of so-called 'long rains' causes crop failures across the region.

Africa

Burkina Faso attack: Church attackers still unknown

Burkina Faso is a Muslim-majority country but all of its presidents have so far been Christian.

Kenya

Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

Poor Kenyan Somalis registered as Dadaab refugees to access benefits, but say they are now being refused nationality.

Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

Sudan

Sudan's military says talks to resume as barricades removed

Generals say negotiations with protest leaders will resume on Sunday following 72-hour suspension over Khartoum unrest.

Sudan's military says talks to resume as barricades removed

Libya

ISIL fighters kill LNA troops outside Libyan oilfield

Zillah oilfield attack comes as head of Libya's NOC warned instability could lead to 95 percent oil production loss.

ISIL fighters kill LNA troops outside Libyan oilfield

Weather

Flooding in Mali kills at least 15

The start of the wet season brings torrential downpours and widespread disruption to Bamako.

Flooding in Mali kills at least 15

Africa

Benin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat

For more than 250 years, people have been living on the water in what's thought to be Africa's largest lake community.