As voters go to the polls on Sunday, critics say Macky Sall has consolidated control of the country and used undemocratic tactics to elbow opponents aside.
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989, acknowledged the economic hardship that first triggered protests in December, but said the movement had been hijacked.
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Despite a peace agreement, war crimes continue, including mass rape and forcible displacement of thousands of people, a rights commission reported.
Hisham Barakat died in a bombing, the first senior official killed in the country in a quarter-century. Rights groups said confessions were obtained after torture.
Yang Feng Glan, a Chinese businesswoman, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the smuggling case — a major victory in the effort to stamp out poaching in Africa.
A documentary film claims to have new information, which a United Nations investigator is evaluating. But after nearly six decades, nothing is definitive.
Officials announced the weeklong delay, in an already tense race, just hours before the polls were to open.
The electoral commission delayed the vote until Feb. 23, citing unspecified “challenges” amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.
The employees held included two executive directors of the company, which owns the mining complex where a torrent of mud killed at least 166 people.
Barely five months after warring leaders agreed to end fighting in the country, pregnant women and children are said to have been among the victims of attacks.
Puzzled analysts and members of Parliament wonder why France is again propping up an ironhanded African dictator.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is seeking re-election, but voters in Africa’s most populous nation say he has failed to end the blackouts, high prices and unemployment for college graduates.
Researchers matched up a jigsaw puzzle of ice that once flowed between two landmasses now separated by an ocean.
The last documented sighting of the animals on the continent was in Ethiopia in 1909. But now they’ve been spotted in Kenya.
The main opponent to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is Atiku Abubakar, a candidate with a past so checkered that the United States for years refused to grant him a visa.
A record number of people are planning to run for president this year, amid growing uncertainty about whether Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been infirm since a stroke in 2013, is fit for another term.
Two recent militant attacks in Africa invoked the plight of the Palestinians, after the United States moved its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
More than 220 people died when a Tanzanian ferry overturned on Lake Victoria last year. One survivor endured darkness, high water and terror.