Sunday, June 1, 2014
Peter Mutharika was sworn in Saturday as Malawi's new president after his arch-rival and predecessor Joyce Banda congratulated him and urged the country to move on from the disputed vote.
More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland turned themselves in Friday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the U.N.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said Thursday.
Friday, May 30, 2014
With nearly all votes counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent in the country's presidential election with more than 92 percent of the votes, according to results announced by his campaign Thursday. The interim president said turnout reached 46 percent.
Government-mediated talks will start on Thursday to try to break a deadlock between a South African union and top global platinum producers over a crippling four-month strike, the mining ministry said.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
A suspected Boko Haram attack on a military base and police station in northeastern Nigeria left at least 33 people dead, a security source told AFP on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria's military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force could get the hostages killed and the president reportedly ruling out demands for a prisoner exchange. Defense chief Air Marshal Alex Badeh announced Monday night that the military has located the girls, but offered no way forward. “We can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back,” he said.
Sierra Leone on Monday confirmed its first death from Ebola and said it was restricting travel in some areas to stop the deadly haemorrhagic fever sweeping West Africa from claiming more lives.
Monday, May 26, 2014
KHARTOUM--Sudanese rebels say they have begun a major operation against an area in South Kordofan where a controversial counter-insurgency unit showed off to journalists after “liberating” it last week.
Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Saturday declared last week's chaotic election “null and void” and called for a fresh vote, but the high court rejected the decision.