Monday, March 3, 2014
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party picked Defense Minister Filipe Nyussi as its presidential candidate late Saturday, a decision likely to see current President Armando Guebuza maintain influence even after he steps down following October polls.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Uganda accused the World Bank of blackmail Friday after the lender stalled a US$90 million loan over the east African nation's adoption of a draconian anti-gay law.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 37 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday.
Uganda has shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Egypt's interim president has chosen as prime minister a construction magnate from the era of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday when they attacked secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria's troubled northeast.1 Comment
A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the president called homosexuals 'mercenaries' and signed one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The military-installed government of Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said Monday it has resigned, ahead of a presidential poll which will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to power.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Algeria's president, who hasn't publicly addressed the country for nearly three years and suffered a stroke last year, will be running for a fourth term in April, his prime minister said Saturday.
Carrying Zulu warrior shields and draped in leopard skins, the men of South Africa's Shembe Church move hypnotically as they go through the steps of a traditional religious ritual.