Egypt has seen a strong resurgence of the #MeToo movement after dozens of women made shocking claims of sexual abuse and assault by a member of the country’s wealthy elite.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says revealing Zindzi Mandela had the virus would encourage acceptance.
A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent.
The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, on Thursday appointed the country’s first woman prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda.
Senior doctors in Zimbabwe’s public health service have threatened to walk out over low pay and lack of coronavirus protective gear.
Egypt’s president said Thursday that his country ‘will not stand idle’ against threats to the national security of Egypt and Arab countries, in a meeting with tribal leaders from eastern Libya.
Racist issues continue in South African cricket 29 years after the nation was readmitted to the international game after the end of apartheid.
Gabon President Ali Bongo has promoted his defence minister Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda to prime minister.
It is not like a bath with a tap that can be turned on and off at will.
Harvard-trained molecular biologist Professor Christian Happi is the driving force behind the fight against killer diseases on the African continent.
Two dozen boys read verses of the Quran aloud on the dilapidated veranda of one of the thousands of informal Islamic schools studding northern Nigeria’s biggest city Kano.
As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands “clarification”.
Senegal has begun building a military camp near its border with violence-torn Mali to address ‘cross-border threats (and) trafficking’, the defence ministry has said.
A city councillor in Namibia’s capital has alleged she was offered a bribe by a local politician to ensure Chinese tech giant Huawei would win an exclusive contract to build the 5G telecommunication network in Windhoek.
Zimbabwe’s closing of its stock exchange risks upending plans to start a new equity market in the northwest of the country, according to Renaissance Capital.
Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh has resigned, according to two official sources who did not want to be named, after a row with the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party.
Officials confirm satellite images showing water levels rising – despite failed talks with Egypt and Sudan.
Zimbabwe’s ruling party says Old Mutual should be delisted from the ZSE and be listed on a separate stock exchange that is yet to be established.
Zambia’s government has rejected claims that President Edgar Lungu had bankrolled a Rwandan rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in his country’s border regions.
The pandemic brought Egypt’s tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods.
A BBC investigation exposes chronic failures in the health system in one of the poorest areas.