Extremists say French hostages’ lives are at risk, urge French government to negotiate their release.
Black South Africans are slowly losing faith in the party that ended apartheid. It is accused of being wasteful, ineffective and out of touch.
The anti-apartheid activist turned tycoon is embroiled in a fight for the soul of his nation’s governing party.
The African nation’s prime minister was arrested and forced to resign by soldiers who staged a coup in March.
A U.S. and France-backed African force will try to prevent northern Mali from becoming another haven for jihadists.
- A complex crisis brews in Mali’s north
- Mali emerges as next terror battleground
- U.N. official: No Mali offensive until next autumn
Ethnic, regional factors will influence voting Friday, but policy could now play a bigger role.
Takeover sends tens of thousands fleeing and triggers fears of yet another regional conflict.
After years of leading the peacekeeping mission in Congo, India is scaling back on its military commitments.
The country is struggling to regain stability.
- Nigeria president compares unrest in nation to Syrian civil war and wonders about 'end times'
- South Africa looks to legacy of Nelson Mandela, its great reconciler and first black president
- African Union warns of sanctions, isolation if rebels take over Central African Republic
- AP IMPACT: As world hesitates, al-Qaida carves out own country in Mali, prepares to defend it
- African Union chief arrives in Central African Republic, suggests national unity government
- Spain police arrest 17 pimps who forced Nigerian women into prostitution with 'Voodoo threats'
- South Africa: 7 die during fitness tests in hot weather for job applicants as traffic officers
- Central African Republic rebels take city of Sibut without a fight
- MSF: Humanitarian situation will further deteriorate if more refugees are added to Kenya camp
- Nigeria's National Human Rights Commission blasts detention of 2 journalists without charges