Though food is exempt from sanctions, asset freezes, banking restrictions and currency rout hamper grain imports.
Burkina Faso’s government has questioned the conclusions of a Human Rights Watch report which said that the country’s armed forces may have carried out mass executions.
Lazarus Chakwera’s post-election honeymoon did not last long
Botswana has received test results from samples sent to Zimbabwe to determine the cause of death of hundreds of elephants but it is waiting for more results.
Two protesters and one police officer have been killed as demonstrations in several key cities turn violent.
Mali’s main protest group has said that fresh anti-government demonstrations will take place, rejecting the president’s latest attempts to appease the resurgent opposition.
Mali’s protest leaders stepped up pressure on President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, calling for more demonstrations and his resignation hours after meeting with him for talks.
A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond.
At least eight soldiers in western Chad were killed and many others wounded when their vehicle struck a landmine laid by suspected jihadists, security sources and a local official said Thursday.
The West African state of Ivory Coast was plunged into disarray on Thursday after the sudden death of its prime minister, the front-runner in looming elections for the presidency.
A protester has been shot dead in clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo over plans to name a new head to the country’s election panel, sources say.
Airports reopened for domestic flights in Nigeria, as the country tries to reopen an economy hit hard by low oil prices and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Leaders from Ivory Coast’s ruling party have agreed at a closed-door meeting to press President Alassane Ouattara to seek a third term in October’s election following the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibal.
The national medical groups say the coronavirus epidemic risks overwhelming Ghana’s health sector if the government does not take urgent action.
Malawi’s newly-elected president Lazarus Chakwera has appointed women to a record 12 of 31 cabinet positions, with the new female leaders vowing to use their roles to help other women.
Africa could have a Covid-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trialsunderway in South Africa succeed.
The transmitters float high in the atmosphere, and are believed to be a world-first for consumers.
‘The choice we are faced with is to submit or fight’
Air Namibia has been allowed to temporarily operate commercial flights after a court suspended the cancellation of its air licence.
A third of all the lemur species on Earth are “one step from extinction”.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has offered concessions in a move to unblock a stalemate with opposition leaders.