One of Africa's longest serving presidents, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is expected to announce his successor tomorrow, reports South Africa's News 24 news site.
Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country.
Rival militias are battling one another in Tripoli in the heaviest fighting in the Libyan capital for two years.
Zimbabwe has launched its own money for the first time since the country's dollar was abandoned seven years ago amid rampant inflation.
Police in western Uganda have arrested the king of Rwenzururu over clashes between police and militia which killed at least 55 people, officials say.
Kenya's top political TV show hosted by former CNN journalist Jeff Koinange has been dropped after a male guest made a rape remark about a female guest.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has resigned, in a move that shocked many observers.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he is confident a refugee resettlement deal with the United States will go ahead, despite White House comments which seemed to cast doubt about its future under a Trump administration.
Ethnic cleansing is taking place in war-torn South Sudan, the country's UN human rights commission has warned.
The Balfour Declaration, dated November 2, 1917, in which the British government recognised the national rights of the Jewish people to the land of Palestine is 99 years.
In a bid to combat Italy's dwindling fertility rate, a group of hotels in Assisi is offering couples who conceive at their accommodation a free holiday.
The UK government is considering inviting US President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit, Downing Street has said. The Republican, who beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the election earlier this month, is due to take office on 20 January.