JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its manifesto for May's general elections on Saturday with pledges to create jobs and set up an anti-corruption unit.
ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, cast their ballots in Nigeria's presidential election on Saturday as voting began after a week's delay in Africa's biggest economic power.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - An African nun scolded Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday for many mistakes in handling the sexual abuse crisis, saying the Church had to acknowledge its "mediocrity, hypocrisy and complacency".
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed travel restrictions on five top officials from Democratic Republic of Congo, including the heads of the country's electoral body and constitutional court, accusing them of corruption during the presidential elections.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country's biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency on Friday and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 2020 presidential election.
(Reuters) - Anadarko Petroleum Corp said one worker was killed and several others injured in two related attacks on Thursday near the construction site for its massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Mozambique.
SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal (Reuters) - An eight-year-old boy fled his Koranic school in Saint-Louis, Senegal this month after he said a teacher threatened to beat him for not earning enough money begging on the street.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A wave of economic reforms in Ethiopia since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to office nearly a year ago has sparked hope among social businesses struggling to grow under the east African nation's heavily regulated economy, industry experts said.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will begin a planned cull of around 2,000 hippos in May, a senior government official said on Friday, reviving a measure put on hold two years earlier amid protests from animal rights activists.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rescuers have retrieved another 13 bodies from a disused South African coal mine following a gas blast there around two weeks ago, police said on Friday, raising the confirmed death toll to 18.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Lying in bushes by the side of a road, the security officer played dead and hoped the militants would mistake the blood pooling from a colleague's body as his own. He did not risk looking up to see what was happening, but he could hear.
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa's elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Friday that trials that led to the executions of 15 people in Egypt this month may have been unfair amid allegations that torture was used to obtain confessions.
NAIROBI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Kenyan ride-hailing company
Little is expanding to Tanzania and Ghana by May and plans to
raise about $50 million more from investors, its chief executive
officer said on Friday.
YOLA, Nigeria/ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500 km (310 miles) from the east of the country to the capital, Abuja, to vote in the presidential election - only for the vote to be delayed for a week, just five hours before polls had been due to open.