Monday, October 26, 2015
People in the Republic of Congo began voting in a referendum Sunday on whether longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso can seek a third term in office that has sparked clashes in the oil-producing country.
Ivory Coast voters headed to the polls Sunday hoping to put the past behind them as the West African nation holds its first presidential election since a disputed vote five years ago triggered violence in which more than 3,000 people died.
The death toll for the shelling of a rally in Libya's second city Benghazi protesting against a U.N.-proposed peace deal has jumped to 12, medics said.
Tanzanians voted in presidential and general elections Sunday, in what is expected to be the tightest race in the history of east Africa's most populous country.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanians voted in presidential and general elections Sunday, in what is expected to be the tightest race in the history of East Africa's most populous country.
Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100, as Boko Haram fighters briefly seized a town in neighboring Cameroon.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Maldivian authorities on Saturday arrested the nation's Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb, the home minister said.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday abandoned proposed hikes to university fees after days of protests culminating in police firing stun grenades at students outside government headquarters.
Boko Haram Islamists on Friday seized control of a town in the far north of Cameroon which lies on the border with Nigeria, security and regional sources said.