Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to root out corruption. Now, he could be forced to quit over claims that he covered up the theft of a huge amount of cash from his lucrative game farm, which -- by his own admission -- had been stuffed in a leather sofa.
Gunfire was heard on Monday from inside a besieged hotel in the Somali capital that was attacked on the weekend, a nearby resident and a police officer said, while parliament said it had postponed a scheduled session.
The al Qaeda linked terror group al-Shabaab has carried out a suicide attack and stormed a central Mogadishu hotel frequented by Somalia's ministers and members of parliament, Somali police said Sunday.
More than 100 people, including women and children, were abducted when gunmen raided four villages in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state on Sunday, the information commissioner and residents said on Monday.
Preliminary election results released by Equatorial Guinea's government on Monday showed the ruling party winning over 99% of votes counted so far in presidential, legislative, and municipal elections held on Sunday.
Delegates from nearly 200 counties at the COP27 climate summit have agreed to set up a "loss and damage" fund meant to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters, in a landmark deal early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Thursday it was committing $7 billion to Africa over the next four years, as Bill Gates warned that the Ukraine crisis was reducing the amount of aid flowing to the continent.
Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center, has a storage problem. At the West African trade hub's shipping terminals, projected demand for container space far outstrips capacity. To narrow the gap, the state has embarked on one of the region's most ambitious infrastructure projects, Lekki Deep Sea Port.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has slammed Western countries over what he calls a "reprehensible double standard" in their response to the energy crisis brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.