Gambia's justice minister claims former leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50-million from state coffers via a state telecoms company.
A Lusaka magistrate has acquitted Hakainde Hichilema on the charge of use of insulting language towards law enforcement officers
Opposition members had sought judicial permission for lawmakers to cast secret ballots against the president's leadership.
Kenya's next general election is slated for August 8 this year.
Union Day is celebrated in Tanzania and Zanzibar on April 26 annually, but there's little unity to speak of between the islands and the mainland today
Nigerian authorities have said 82 Chibok schoolgirls have been released into military custody in the north of the country.
African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press.
In 2008, Kenya rolled back its democratic gains when parts of the country descended into chaos following contested election results.
The country will only have successful elections if the United Nations maintains its strong presence there, writes Reuben Loffman.
Out of 15 African countries which held elections in 2016, power changed hands only eight times. That's according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda told DW her critics do not understand the court's mandate.
Kinshasa was empty on Monday as the government warned it would break up opposition rallies.
Adama Barrow's party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh
The notion of South African exceptionalism runs deep. Many people in the country believe that in some cases they are superior to the rest of Africa
A court in Côte d’Ivoire cleared former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Proposed changes to Malawi's electoral system are straightforward and make sense. If adopted. they could revolutionise local politics
English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession.
A top US military commander says the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces.
Pressure is growing for Germany to compensate victims of a genocide in colonial-era Namibia.