Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi has died after a prolonged illness.
A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.
In Sierra Leone, government has banned secret societies, and a 24-hour ultimatum has been issued.
Zimbabwe's President calls for dialogue
Zimbabwe's president returns to the country and calls for national dialogue after a week of blood and bullets, but who will talk to him? In Kenya: Those who escaped last week's terror attack in Nairobi are allowed to return to the site of the crime and pick up their belongings. And women politicians in Malawi protest the disrespect and violence shown them during election campaigns.
DRC opposition rallies supporters
Opposition party leader Martin Fayulu has called a gathering of his supporters in the capital Kinshasa. But will a split opposition rally enough people? Zimbabwe has had a billionaire loan proposal rejected by South Africa. And as the super-wealthy meet in Davos for their yearly gathering, International charity Oxfam publishes a report highlighting a dramatic increase in the distribution of wealth worldwide, where rich keep getting rich and poor keep getting poorer.
Suspects appear in court in Kenya as Somali owned businesses in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi shut down
A legal challenge to be allowed against Rwanda's new penal code - which includes making adultery illegal
Buying land made easier in Sierra Leone
And our resident presidents weigh in on the election results in the DRC
The shocking killing of an investigative journalist in Ghana
Ahmed Hussein Suale was a key member of prominent journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas' Tiger Eye Private Investigations team and was instrumental in that football expose into corruption in Ghana's football administration
The David and Goliath saga between telecoms giant Vodacom and a former employee in South Africa
And Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has expressed concerns over the credibility of the polls