The blaze has so far destroyed part of a cafe at the Rhodes Memorial above the city of Cape Town.
Police block major roads in the capital Nairobi to enforce an overnight ban on movement.
South Africans are mourning Dr Sindi van Zyl who helped thousands through her social media work.
The militants claiming of a recent attack got publicity but they may not have actually been behind it.
The story of the first South African Grand Prix, and the nail-biting title showdown between Graham Hill and Jim Clark.
TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been treated in hospital after he contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon.
Caster Semenya says she will not attempt to qualify for the 200m at the Tokyo Olympics after defending her national 5,000m title.
Senegal has successfully reduced HIV but infection remains high among gay men.
With 100 days to go until Tokyo 2020 Africa's Olympic climbers are optimistic The Games can boost their sport on the continent.
Hundreds of students have been abducted in northern Nigeria, leading many schools to close.
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak is banned from all cricket for eight years for corruption offences.
The Ever Given's insurers call Egypt's claim "extraordinarily large" and "largely unsupported".
The fire in Niamey engulfed straw classrooms and those in the nursery could not escape.
Former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa completes a short-term deal to play for Nigerian league side Kano Pillars.
South Africa's Busiswa Gqulu is using her songs and poetry to overcome gender barriers in the music industry.
The 2014 student abductions led to a plan backed by the UK but little has come of it seven years on.
Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala is considering racing as a neutral athlete at the Olympics if he is not named in the Kenyan team for Tokyo.
Tunisia football boss Wadie Jary has knowingly misled sport's highest legal body, suspended club Chebba FC complains.
Taiwan and Somaliland are basically fully functioning territories but neither is recognised internationally.