South Africa

South Africa's parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Ramaphosa, who is also the ANC's leader, was elected without contest and will be officially inaugurated on Saturday.

South Africa's parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Africa

Somalia: At least 9 killed in Mogadishu car explosion

The blast, claimed by al-Shabab, took place near a checkpoint in the Somali capital.

Somalia: At least 9 killed in Mogadishu car explosion

Africa

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48

Wainaina, winner of the 2002 Caine Prize, passes away at a Nairobi hospital following a short illness.

AJ Impact

Zimbabwe's missing foreign investment: Will the billions come?

The investment pledges evoke memories of Mugabe, who was prone to announcing mega-deals that didn't materialize

Zimbabwe's missing foreign investment: Will the billions come?

Witness

Survivors: Inside Sierra Leone's Ebola epidemic

An intimate look at the fight to contain the 2014 Ebola outbreak through the lives of three Sierra Leoneans.

AJ IMPACT

Zimbabwe increases fuel prices as economic crisis deepens

The latest fuel price increase comes four months after similar rise triggered protests and deadly security crackdown.

Zimbabwe increases fuel prices as economic crisis deepens

Gabon

Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry minister

Sackings of Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Guy Bertrand Mapangou come amid scandal over timber smuggling.

Gabon President Ali Bongo sacks vice president, forestry minister

Africa

DR Congo's president faces challenges with appointment of new PM

President Tshisekedi's many challenges mount with appointment of Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga, an ally of the former president.

Malawi

Malawi awaits results in tight elections

President Mutharika faces stiff challenge from his deputy Saulos Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Malawi votes: Polls close in tight elections

Africa

Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal

Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.

Sudan

Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks falter

Call for strike comes as protesters and military fail to reach a deal on who will lead Sudan's three-year transition.

Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks falter

Malawi

Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Mutharika is facing stiff challenge from deputy Chilima and former baptist preacher Chakwera.

Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Libya

Libya armed group cuts off water supply to Tripoli

UN says water interruption by armed group 'may be considered war crime', as Tripoli government blames Haftar's forces.

Libya armed group cuts off water supply to Tripoli

Jacob Zuma

South Africa: Zuma lawyers challenge corruption charges

Legal representatives for scandal-plagued former President Jacob Zuma argue he is a victim of 'mob justice'.

Inside Story

Is Ebola spiralling out of control in the DRC?

Doctors are alarmed by the rapid spread of the worst outbreak in the country's history.