ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a charade to keep the ruling elite in power.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding "intense political instability", the United Nations warned on Thursday.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer presenting a genocide case against it said on Thursday.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to propose a postponement to early 2020 of a meeting of Sahelian country leaders due to take place in France this month, the French presidency said.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's government held a long-delayed presidential election on Thursday, despite months of street demonstrations by protesters who view the vote as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Polls opened in Algeria on Thursday for a delayed presidential election that is opposed by a mass protest movement which wants the vote put off until the entire ruling elite steps down and the military quits politics.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it has confirmed the charges brought by prosecutors against two men suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's state utility Eskom will work to stabilise the national power grid by the end of March in the wake of the country's most severe blackouts in a decade, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Troubled South African power utility Eskom will work to restore network stability by the end of March, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday, after the country's most severe power blackouts in more than a decade this week.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government's anti-graft push.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - A big crowd of protesters marched through central Algiers on Wednesday to demand that a presidential election planned for Thursday be cancelled, chanting that they would not vote in a poll they regard as a charade.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Global consumers purchasing teak may be fuelling conflict in South Sudan, a research group said on Tuesday, warning that armed groups are benefiting from an unregulated logging trade worth tens of millions of dollars.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African state power utility Eskom scaled back power cuts on Wednesday, providing relief to mining companies that were able to restart operations hit earlier this week by the worst blackouts in a decade.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - At the opening of her country's defense at the World Court on an accusation of genocide, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenged whether events in Rakhine could fit that description.