Tanzania banned Kenya’s national airline from entering the country effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania’s controversial handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is a time for celebration, not least among Somalia’s livestock herders and traders who export millions of livestock to feed pilgrims.
Egypt reported 321 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry has said, the lowest figure since 3 May.
Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 10 civilians and kidnapped seven others in an attack on a village in the restive Lake Chad region on Friday, an army officer and local official said.
Nigeria’s greatest Olympian ran his best race at Sydney 2000 – but would have to wait until 2012 for the result to be confirmed.
Police in Zimbabwe arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen becomes the most expensive African player of all time as Napoli pay Lille a reported $96m.
Tsitsi Dangarembga was detained as she took part in protest against alleged government corruption.
Stephen Eta Tataw, captain of the Indomitable Lions in their famous run to the quarter-finals of Italia ’90, dies at the age of 57.
Zimbabwean police officers have ransacked the home of journalist and ZimLive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu during a raid in Bulawayo, according to reports.
Zimbabwe’s businesses were shut and streets deserted in the capital Harare early on Friday as security forces increased patrols to stop anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship.
South African sculptor Pitika Ntuli on what we should do with reminders of colonial and racist history.
A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri has died of Covid-19.
Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died of Covid-19, becoming the first senior government official to succumb to the pandemic.
Preliminary tests to explain the reason for hundreds of mysterious elephant deaths in Botswana point to a naturally occurring toxin as a probable cause.
Parts of the capital are deserted ahead of demonstrations that the government calls Western-backed.
Zimbabwe’s security forces cleared people off streets of the capital Harare and forced shops to close, a day before planned anti-government protests.
Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko has been named prime minister.
Five months after Nigeria saw its first case of Covid-19, the virus today is spreading at dizzying speed, posing a mountainous challenge to a health service already under strain.
Hachalu Hundessa’s father says that his son stood for truth and that he died standing for his people.