Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has been buried in his hometown, Ogidi, in a ceremony attended by thousands of mourners, including President Goodluck Jonathan.
A French court is currently considering an extradition request for Patrice Talon, a Benin businessman who lives in Paris, to be sent back to Cotonou.
Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh is promising to crackdown on Ansar al-Sharia after police clashed with members of the radical Islamist group at the weekend.
In Nigeria, security forces continue their operation against Boko Haram in the northeastern state of Borno.
Although French President François Hollande has ruled out the payment of reparations for slavery, a leading civil society group says it is planning to sue a state body for the role it ...
Angola, which is an OPEC member, is well-known as Africa's second oil producer after Nigeria. Its oil is helping power its post-war economic boom. But opposition figure, Abel ...
A leader of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria has claimed responsibility for two recent attacks in Borno State.
Oil giant BP says it is reconsidering further investments in Algeria because of insecurity in the south.
The governments of the UK and Somalia are hosting an international conference today in London. The conference aims to garner support for the government of Somalia.
Hundreds of former Libyan rebels who were injured in the revolution are in Germany for medical attention. James Wheeler is a US citizen who describes himself as "an American volunteer ...