The governing ANC is expected to face its toughest election since it took power 30 years ago.
The stench from a vessel loaded with cattle which engulfed Cape Town has drawn attention to a wider issue.
South African authorities say conditions on board the livestock vessel from Brazil are "abhorrent".
About 400 people are thought to have starved to death in six months in Tigray and Amhara regions.
Scenes of jubilation broke out after the woman gave birth to a "bouncing" baby boy, medics say.
Millions have been forced to flee the conflict between M23 rebels and DR Congo government forces.
Giulio Regeni's mutilated body was found left in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo in 2016.
The 13-year-old allegedly shot his principal in an incident that has shocked many South Africans.
Known for their daring head-balancing routines, the duo take home $250,000 in prize money.
Emerse Fae is appointed Ivory Coast coach on a permanent deal after leading the Elephants to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations title.
Ministers in the dissolved government have been ordered to surrender their passports.
The veterinarian technologist had been taking care of the university's lions for nine years.
Russia has taken the mercenary group into its intelligence services, using it to destabilise Africa.
A "nauseating" stench engulfing the South African city comes from a ship carrying 19,000 cows, officials say.
Mali captain Hamari Traore is given a four-match ban after being found guilty of unsporting conduct towards a referee.
Four people drowned when an overcrowded dinghy steered by Ibrahima Bah began to sink on a crossing.
Animal welfare charities welcome the African Union decision to ban the donkey skin trade across the continent.
The BBC is seeking a future star of African journalism for the BBC News Komla Dumor Award 2024.
They were in a boat that had been sailing from Mauritania to Spain's Canary Islands - and more.
The Kenyan and Nigerian presidents face domestic criticism for their frequent trips abroad.