Human activities have introduced freshwater crayfish populations to Africa’s mainland for the first time in millions of years
The oil-price crash has hurt such countries as Angola, while others, like Ivory Coast and Ethiopia, are “doing very well”
Wealth inequality is reflected in appalling rates of child stunting. In Malawi and Zambia it's above 47% – among the highest in the world.
Adjust policies to fight slow growth, IMF tells Africa, but Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Mozambique looking good
"The outlook for the region is clearly much less favourable than in the recent past," the IMF report said.
South African student protests rattle Zuma’s party; in 10 days they achieved what the opposition couldn't in 20 years
Public anger is mounting over a 25% unemployment rate, corruption, and one of the world’s highest levels of inequality.
UPDATED: Much to celebrate as key African nations make big climbs, reverse declines in latest WEF Competitiveness Index
The usual African suspects were among the top performers. Both Egypt and South Africa get notable mentions for reversing downward trends.
More than a quarter of Africa's total Facebook users are in three countries, and two-thirds of all Internet users are active on the social media site.
Last year Zim recorded investment inflows of $545 million, the highest since the country embraced the multi-currency regime in 2009.
S. Africa poachers' court struggles to save rhinos, as 393 killed so far this year — an 18% increase
Most of the poachers are Mozambicans illegally in South Africa. They sit handcuffed and behind bars, waiting to appear in front of the judge.
The Great Green Wall initiative, which aims to plant a wall of trees in Africa to stop the desert from spreading.
Six Nigerian nationals have been extradited from South Africa for their alleged role in Internet scams involving dating
After the drawn-out manoeuvring, it might come down to this; who will be sitting in the chair in front of Mugabe when his head drops on the table?
The bank, which will be headquartered in Shanghai, is expected to have up to $100 billion in capital.
It gets murkier; S. Africa says Sudan's Bashir failed to give passport on exit as he dodged ICC arrest
The Sudanese leader left Pretoria from Waterkloof Air Force Base.
Zuma profited from the opposition tactics, as he avoided answering questions including on the "escape" of Sudan president Bashir from South Africa.
In 1992 McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Africa in Casablanca, Morocco, then two years later in Cairo, and Johannesburg in 1995.
There was never a loaded rifle Zuma never wanted to shoot – at his foot; but he’s cleverly exploited crises in Africa to bury xenophobia baggage.
“Al-Bashir is a fugitive from justice,” said Amnesty International’s Netsanet Belay.
Across Africa, unique sites tell a compelling story about who we are, and the road that humanity has travelled