Historic partnership between the powerful labour movement and governing ANC 'has begun to fall apart'
The military is preparing to launch an attack on coup leaders as presidential guards vow to retaliate
Gun shop owner from Denmark detained in South Africa, as police investigate whether the women are alive
The 91-year old Zimbabwean president repeated a 25-minute address he gave to parliament last month
War in Syria and a failed state in Libya have led to the biggest displacement of people in a generation
Latest attack by Islamist militants leaves scores dead at African Union military base in southern Somalia
President Salva Kiir had come under pressure to sign agreement aimed at ending months of civil war
Across the world – and especially in Africa – war can rage on for years, ignored by all those who are not directly affected
After three decades of largely unreported fighting, the Casamance conflict may be coming to an end
South African police are investigating the attack on a pastor who feeds his congregation snakes and rodents
Nigerian army frees more women and children held captive by the Islamist group, but the fight is far from over
Mosquirix gets European approval to be used on African babies to help control impact of malaria
Project hopes to disrupt the flow of money into conflict zones – but shouldn't Africans be part of the conversation?
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
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