The opposition has picked 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa as its leader and presidential candidate, but some senior party officials have accused him of a power grab.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it was shunning a donor conference in Geneva next month aimed at raising $1.7bn to tackle what the United Nations has called a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
In the Egyptian village of Abu Shosha, far south of Cairo, residents hit hard by economic hardships are planning to vote for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in elections starting on Monday.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Friday fired its deputy president and two other senior officials on misconduct charges, stoking fears of a split in the party ahead of key elections in July, a month after the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
A Zimbabwean ex-minister has reportedly rejected ex-president Robert Mugabe’s invitation to join a newly formed political outfit which is believed to be enjoying the nonagenarian’s support.
Simon Slama is causing sensation as a Jewish candidate with Tunisia’s Islamist party in upcoming municipal elections.
UN peacekeepers have found eight decomposing bodies in a village in the volatile Ituri province of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency has said.
The findings come after the death of the last male northern white rhino.
Senegalese President Macky Sall on Friday promised to “track down” the perpetrators of a spate of child kidnappings and killings in Senegal that have sown fear among parents in the West African nation.
Pope Francis on Friday met representatives of the South Sudan Council of Churches and discussed how to promote peace in a country ravaged by a bloody four-year civil war.
Talks between Togo’s ruling party and the opposition resumed on Friday after a month-long pause, with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo acting as a mediator.
Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that the southern African government’s ties with their “all-weather friend” china remained intact despite revelations this week that a bulk of Chinese businessmen were found to have externalised funds.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has received the released Dapchi girls in a meeting clouded by the absence of a Christian student still held by Boko Haram for refusing to convert to Islam.
The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast $1bn for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a top official for the bank’s Africa region has said.
Ugandan police said Friday they had arrested 10 officials working at a camp housing refugees, mainly from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, for stealing food aid.
A government official was killed and a district administrator wounded Thursday in an ambush blamed on anglophone separatists in western Cameroon, a human rights activist said.
A top UN official has urged Liberia to implement the recommendations of a truth commission, dating back to 2009, which included prosecuting eight ex-warlords for alleged crimes against humanity.
The international community is doing a disservice to the Egyptian people by supporting the country’s armed forces with “few strings attached,” an anti-corruption watchdog has said.
The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast $1 billion for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a top official for the bank’s Africa region has said.