Akinwumi Adesina pitched phenomenal ideas such as an "African Google", a transnational electricity market and a regional stock exchange.
Angolan court finds Angolan investigative journalist guilty of criminal libel.
Outogoing African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka said this week the bank's governance structures and business model "were wrong".
Security was beefed up in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as final preparations were made for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president.
Leaders of the two countries are co-operating in investigations amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while in CAR.
Burundi's main opposition parties have said holding free and fair elections on June 5 is "impossible" and that the result should not be recognised.
The contest for the presidency of the African Development Bank could rival the drama of the 1995 election that saw a stalemate.
Rafael Marques, who exposed government corruption in a book he published in 2011, was initially to have defamation charges against him dropped.
While the impact is looking serious for Zimbabwe, the drought could also hit southern Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia.
A demonstrator has been shot dead and two others wounded when police opened fire on a group of about 100 protesters.
It is now over a year since the imprisonment of two Swazi activists -- and they have still not been granted bail.
Nigeria's biggest mobile phone operator MTN has warned that its network faces shutdown due to fuel shortages that have crippled the nation.
Nigeria's new ruling party has slammed Goodluck Jonathan for crippling the nation by not addressing vital issues.
Africa's model democracy is sliding into a monocracy that is punishing the media.
May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.
The president's refusal to step down has enraged even those from his own Hutu community.
The Burundian presidency pushed back elections by 10 days as police clashed with protesters, shooting and killing a soldier.
New documents allege that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe — then prime minister — was the architect of Matabeleland's mass killings in 1983.
The US has joined the chorus of condemnation against Egypt's mass trials, in which former president Mohamed Morsi was this weekend sentenced to death.