The 83-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is in hospital in South Africa with a 'persistent infection'
President's wife has been criticised for her lavish lifestyle, but insists she is simply a misunderstood philanthropist
Survivors say some of the Chibok girls have been brainwashed into fighting for the Nigerian Islamist group
Voting is underway in Burundi despite an opposition boycott as the president plans to extend his power
Government officials may face criminal charges for failing to arrest Sudan's president for war crimes
Soco International accused of paying soldiers who beat, intimidated and killed opponents of oil exploration
New president vows to succeed where Goodluck Jonathan failed and rid Islamist militants from the north
Ancient fossil discovery suggests that the evolutionary process is more complicated than previously thought
From Johannesburg to Cape Town, 'huge problem' of book theft crosses all race and class boundaries
Xenophobic rioting led to eight deaths last month, but South Africa's problems go back decades
The hostages are still being identified, and it is unclear if they are the missing schoolgirls from Chibok
Witnesses at the scene said Andrew Chimboza had flesh in his teeth and dry blood on his mouth
'Diplomatic tit-for tat' intensifies as Pretoria issues strongly worded statement criticising Nigeria
Siyanda Ngwenya thrown out of South African Big Brother for 'sexual misconduct', and Axola Mbengo removed ‘for her own well-being'
Police attempting to 'flush out' gunmen from student accommodation after 15 people killed
A sculpture of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes has come to symbolise 'institutional racism', activists say
Over six million people have been ordered to stay in their homes to help stop the spread of the disease
Owner arrested after banning Africans after 5pm 'because you never know who is Al-Shabaab'
Sisa Abu Daooh has spent the last 40 years dressing and working as a man to provide for her family