After days of heavy fighting in northern Mozambique, there are reports that rebels, linked to the so-called Islamic State group, have captured a key port.
Namibia's President Hage Geingob has said the offer for reparations made by Germany for mass killings in its then colony was "not acceptable". German troops killed tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people between 1904 to 1908 in response to an anti-colonial uprising.
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(Photo: a man walks by the main entrance to the city in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique. Credit: Getty Images)
Thousands of protesters are once again on the streets of the Malian capital, Bamako, calling on the country's president, Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta, to step down.
The authorities in Mauritius have deployed helicopters and boats in an effort to remove the remaining oil from a cargo ship that ran aground last month.
In Kenya, rising water levels in lakes along the Great Rift Valley have forced thousands of people from their homes, submerging huge areas of farmland.
(Photo: A group called "Women of M5-RPF" walk through the crowd during a protest organised by M5-RFP, who are calling for Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, in Bamako .Credit: Getty Images)
The Kenya Wildlife Service says it has extinguished the huge fire that razed part of the country's biggest national park, Tsavo.
The Tanzanian authorities have banned domestic outlets from broadcasting foreign-made content without government permission.
After 30-years of waiting for what was supposed to be compensation for their heroics at the Italia 90 World Cup outing, the members of that squad have now received the houses that were promised them by President Paul Biya.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed two special envoys to neighbouring Zimbabwe where a crisis is spiralling over alleged government corruption and economic mismanagement.
United Nations agencies say 27 people have died after their migrant boat ran into trouble in the Atlantic off the coast of Mauritania earlier this week
(Photo: (L) Roger Milla (Cameroon) being chased after by Rene Higuita (Colombia) during the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Credit: Getty Images)