The Ethiopia Railways Company will begin regular test runs on the route connecting the country to its neighbour Djibouti.

Low-income earners in Kenya can now take bank loans by using livestock, crops and other household appliances as collateral.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has indicated that food insecurity and hunger are major factors driving people away from their homes.

A dengue fever outbreak has left more than 150 people infected in Kenya’s coastal county of Mombasa.

Ghana’s parliament has been asked by the Agriculture Minister to declare a ‘state of emergency’ over an armyworm invasion that threatens a $133m project (560 million cedis).

Millions of people in Nigeria’s northeast risks starvation after the United Nations’ World Food Programme warned it could in a few weeks run out of funding to run aid programs.

An earth tremor was felt in parts of South Africa early Monday morning with no reported casualties.

Ghana has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of the toxic liquid metal.

Somalia could face its third famine in 25 years after the previous crisis in 2011 that killed about 260,000 people, WHO warns.

Days after Somali’s new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared a national disaster due to severe drought in the country, the leader has appealed for urgent food aid.