Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola's vice-president Manuel Vicente.
The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says.
Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, jailed for war crimes, is reported to have phoned political allies from inside a UK maximum security prison.
A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after wrongly translating a tourist's comments about the country and its people.
Punches have been thrown in South Africa's parliament as opposition MPs tried to disrupt the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma.
The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government's bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has ordered the deployment of about 440 troops to maintain law and order in parliament for his annual state of the nation address on Thursday.
A traffic ban has been imposed and major roads sealed off in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, ahead of a presidential vote.