Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead.
Civil society organisations on Wednesday said they have pleaded with companies not to penalise employees who decide to join one of the marches calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma on Friday.
The UN has said it has found 13 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai province since the beginning of March.
Two buildings in central Johannesburg were evacuated after a tremor was felt over large parts of the country on Monday evening.
Nigeria does not have enough vaccine doses to deal with a deadly meningitis outbreak because they are too expensive, a senior official has said.
South Africa's credit rating has been cut to junk status by the ratings agency S&P Global.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country's markets and currency.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family.
Manchester City have been fined £35,000 for failing to control their players against Liverpool, the Football Association has announced.