Zambians went to the polls on Thursday shaken by an election campaign of "unprecedented" violence that could threaten the country's relative stability and its democratic record.
Ukraine will ask the U.N. Security Council to hold an urgent meeting if tensions continue to rise over Russia's accusations that Kiev orchestrated a plot to attack infrastructure in Crimea, the ambassador said Wednesday.
Zimbabwe's longtime president has praised his security forces while warning against violent protests, days after the police crushed an anti-government march in the capital, Harare.
Oscar Pistorius was treated for minor wrist injuries at a hospital and has been returned to a South African jail where the Olympian is serving a six-year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prison officials said Sunday.
Egypt on Sunday bid farewell to Ahmed Zewail, the Egyptian-born scientist who won a Nobel Prize in 1999, according him a military funeral with full honors before his burial in a family cemetery west of Cairo, the Egyptian capital.
South Africa's ruling party has suffered its biggest election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with less than 1 percent of votes left to be counted Saturday and results for two of the country's largest cities too close to call.
The son of the Central African Republic's ousted leader Francois Bozize was arrested on Friday in the capital Bangui, a minister said, as the country struggles to restore security after years of sectarian violence.
The African National Congress (ANC) reeled from bruising local election results Friday as South African voters drift away from the celebrated party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.1 Comment
Gunmen opened fire at former Egyptian mufti Ali Gomaa in a Cairo suburb on Friday, missing the pro-government cleric but wounding a bodyguard, the interior ministry said.
Burundi's government has rejected the deployment of 228 U.N. police to the troubled African nation, saying a French-led U.N. resolution authorizing the force was made without its consent.