World leaders are paying tribute to the figurehead of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement who led the country into a new era.
Nelson Mendela, South Africa's first black President and an indelible anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, died Thursday evening at home. He was 95.
Plans for a new tax in Kenya, Kampala's power struggles, East Africa's integrated payment system, debt in South Africa - all in today's papers.
Does Washington want to kiss and make up with Nairobi? Is Kenya's press freedom under threat? What have SA's unions got against e-tolling? Does the country need nuclear?
As the world commemorates World AIDS Day, health authorities are warning against complacency as HIV infection rates rise in developing countries.
A new railway in East Africa, a jailed hip hop artist and a partnership against terrorism are among today's headlines in the African Press.
South Africa's top appeals court says the authorities have a duty to investigate allegations of torture in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
SA's growth slows. The ANC wants more support from its allies.
Today, Kampala may be laying off its mayor, Nigeria looks to London to feed its asylum-seeker, Tanzania wants local chicken and Johannesburg is being sold off, piece by piece.
The Nigerian press reacts to President Goodluck Jonathan’s sudden illness in London.