Some say anti-foreigner sentiments are simply a symptom of people’s frustration with poverty and growing inequality.
Mobile phones across northeast Nigeria have been cut off for seven days.
Thousands of soldiers have been deployed in northern Nigeria, but many question whether peace will return to the region.
During raid in Imo State, police found young girls forced to become pregnant and give birth repeatedly.
African leaders, business executives and civil society experts discuss the continent's economic future in Cape Town.
Reported number of people who died during an attack in Baga caught everyone's attention, including our correspondent.
The country is not as dependent on gold as it was 20 years ago, but it still contributes a considerable amount to GDP.
South Africans differ on whether releasing footage of President Zuma visiting ailing Mandela was a mere publicity stunt.
The Maasai argue their way of life conserves the environment, but the Tanzanian government says they are destroying it.
Bill is to protect state information but some fear it may be used like neighbouring Zimbabwe's privacy act to gag media.
Tuareg group clueless about what to do with suspected Ansar al-Dine fighters they are holding in a makeshift prison.