Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya's electoral process, despite opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim of massive fraud.
African observers described Tuesday's poll as credible, while former US Secretary of State John Kerry said its integrity remained intact.
The European Union said candidates should accept losing as "natural".
Mr Odinga alleges that results of the...
People are voting in Kenya's general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence.
President Uhuru Kenyatta called for unity, saying he would accept the result and urged rivals to do the same.
Queues at polling stations formed early and some minor stampedes were reported. Kenyan radio said one person was killed in clashes in the southern Kilifi area.
The contest pits...
At least eight people died in a shooting Sunday at a church in southern Nigeria apparently by a lone gunman, police said.
Another 18 worshipers were wounded in the attack at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha in the state of Anambra, the Police Command in Awka said in a post on Facebook.
Initially, witnesses said the attack was carried out by gunmen at 5:45...
More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say.
They are due to appear in court later.
Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out.
Homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail in...
A car bomb exploded near a police station in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least six people and wounding another 13, police and witnesses said.
The bomb detonated as the car was driving in the busy Maka al Mukaram road.
"The death toll may rise. Most of the injured ones are very serious," police officer, Mohamed Hussein, told Reuters news agency.
Rescue workers and civilians...
At least two people have been killed and 17 injured in a crush at South Africa's biggest stadium, football officials say.
It took place during the Soweto derby between football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg.
Orlando Pirates said the crush happened when people attempted to push their way through the gates into the 87,000-capacity FNB stadium.
Unidentified gunmen have attacked the rural home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto's home near the western city of Eldoret, reports say.
Local reports said assailants overpowered a police officer at the gate and entered the compound.
Gunfire has continued at the house, which is surrounded by police.
Mr Ruto was not at home at the time. The incident comes 10 days before Kenya holds...
More than 40 people have died during an attempt to free people during an ambush by militant Islam group Boko Haram, sources have told the BBC.
At least five members of an oil exploration team were killed, a spokesman for the University of Maiduguri said.
Soldiers and members of a vigilante group also died in the ambush.
The high number of casualties will be a blow for the government, which...
Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.
A judge in south-west Ogun state found the prosecution had failed to substantiate the charges against him.
The arrest sparked...
More than half the world's children who are not being educated are in Nigeria, the country's government has said.
Acknowledging the scale of the problem the education ministry's permanent secretary Adamu Hussaini said it was "sad to note" that Nigeria had 10.5 million children out of school.
This is the first time senior officials have admitted the size of the problem.