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.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the parliament to extend his medical leave in the UK, amid concerns that his health may be worse than officials are publicly saying.
Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops is spreading rapidly across Africa.
The dog that killed the eight-year-old son of Gambian President Adama Barrow has been put down, a government official has confirmed.