Activists marched through Nairobi to protest against the murder of election commission official Christopher Msando just days ahead of the polls.
The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.
One year ago in Burundi, journalist Jean Bigirimana disappeared without a trace.
There is little doubt that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame will win the elections on August 4, as his government leaves no room for opposition.
At least one person has died after clashes between Egyptian authorities and residents broke out on a Nile island in Cairo.
As in 2013, the race for Kenya's presidency is between Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga
Ugandans hoping to travel abroad have been left stranded after the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs ran out of stock for ordinary passports.
June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. The UN estimates that 168 million children are being put to work globally.
At total of 15 children have died in South Sudan after being given contaminated measles vaccines.
The DRC has more internally displaced persons than any other country. That’s due to numerous violent conflicts – fuelled by a political crisis.