Tens of thousands of supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba turned out Saturday to back his re-election, as less well-equipped rivals struggled to compete on the first day of campaigning.
The U.N. Security Council on Friday authorized the deployment of a robust force of 4,000 troops to South Sudan after heavy fighting set back efforts to end the country's devastating war.1 Comment
Early results from Zambia's presidential election were released on Saturday, with poll observers calling for calm as delays in the counting process followed a tense campaigning period.
Pro-government forces battled Thursday to clear the Islamic State group from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte, after dealing a major blow to the jihadists by seizing their headquarters.
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.