South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.
The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation
Nigeria's finance minister has resigned over allegations she used a forged certificate to avoid the country's mandatory one-year youth service scheme.
Her disappearance has been greeted with concern among fans and fear among her counterparts in the industry.
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi announced during a trip to Vatican City that the Pope planned on visiting the southern African country next year, to which the Pope replied: "if I am still alive"
Gunmen have attacked a cinema in Nigeria's north-western Zamfara State, killing 11 people and injuring more than 20, witnesses and hospital sources say.
A man has driven a car into a busy square in southern China, killing at least nine people and injuring 43, local government officials say.
The drivers in light traffic measured a much healthier 123 over 78. Oddly, whether a driver was running late made no difference to blood pressure.
E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, the country's authorities have said.
Many are going to pay their respects to Annan ahead of his funeral on Thursday, but there has been some upset that the casket is covered.
The EU is proposing a total of 40bn euros ($46bn; £35bn) in grants over the seven years from 2021.
The missing funds were allegedly stolen in a scheme involving senior government officials and ghost suppliers.
There are at least 12 aspirants vying for the PDP ticket including ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.
Ethiopians and Eritreans have been celebrating the reopening of two key crossing points more than 20 years after a border war shut them.
Why do so many husbands feel the need to boast about completing simple household chores? With mine, it’s all about branding.
Diplomats, government officials, traditional leaders and other dignitaries will also pay their last respects.