It was the most powerful storm on record to hit Mozambique's northern coast and it came just six weeks after the devastating Cyclone Idai.
A Zimbabwean court acquitted seven leaders of the country's main trade union coalition arrested ahead of an anti-government protest last year, lawyers said.
The organisers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power are delaying their announcement of a transitional civilian government as they hold new negotiations with the ruling military council.
Four Nigerian emergency agency workers have been kidnapped as they returned from an assignment in oil-rich Rivers State in southern Nigeria, security sources have said.
Cyclone Kenneth has made landfall in northern Mozambique on Thursday after sweeping through island Comoros.
Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where the powerful tropical cyclone Kenneth is expected to make landfall, just weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead.
People in Mozambique should brace themselves as Severe Tropical Storm Kenneth is about to make landfall.
Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.
Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organisers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend.
The South Sudan measles outbreak has raised questions about vaccines as some children still fall ill.
Algeria's aging ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was driven from power this month through protests led by the nation's burgeoning youth, a politically engaged, witty and increasingly educated generation frustrated by widespread youth unemployment.
As some Libyan officials and Italian media warn of exodus, experts say it is impossible to predict impact on migration.
Another strong tropical cyclone is heading for the south-east coast of Africa and is expected to make landfall on Thursday.
A document issued by Botswana's Immigration Minister Magang Ngaka Ngaka states that Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe must "obtain a visa to enter Botswana".
Sudan's military rulers say they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as possible".
South African Airways says due to the closure of the main runway at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi - flight operations have been cancelled on 24 and 27 April.
Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
After continuous calls for a new road proved futile, Kaganda resident Nicholas Muchemi took it upon himself to dig a road for his neighbours.
Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.