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M23 rebel group has defied the United Nations's 48-hour ultimatum to leave eastern DRC and instead vowed to continue fighting.
Zimbabweans vote in key elections - captured in pictures
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Wednesday said he would introduce a new, smaller cabinet, a little more than a week after he dissolved the previous one.
A Zimbabwean research group says irregularities in the national voter roll include more than 116,000 people over the age of 100 - unlikely in a country with a life expectancy of 40
As Zimbabweans cast their vote in what is largely a definitive election for the country, many of them have publicly documented the day despite a history of strict media control.
Zimbabwe's fiercely contested elections have gotten off to a smooth start.
Zimbabwe elections are being watched by South Africa and the whole world. About 6, 4 million out of a population of 12.9 million, are eligible to vote at 9,670 polling stations.
The United States voiced concern on Tuesday at charges of potential vote-rigging as Zimbabwe goes to the polls to elect a president.
A statement release by the MDC is already alleging some irregularities that might affect the election process.
Crisis-weary Zimbabweans are voting in a fiercely contested election dominated by veteran President Robert Mugabe's bid to extend his 33-year rule and suspicions of vote rigging.
Zimbabwe’s civil society organisations have promised an unprecedented effort to ensure today’s poll is free and fair.
A bomb wounded a former police sergeant and critically injured his three-year-old son in Libya's second city Benghazi on Tuesday evening.
Demobilised child soldiers hoping to find their families and start a different kind of life regularly arrive at specialist centres run by western charities.
Zimbabwe's presidential elections were set to commence from 7am on Wednesday with millions of Zimbabweans expected to head to the polling stations for the country's crucial vote.
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been asked by President Barack Obama to travel to Egypt next week to urge the military to move ahead on new elections.
Tunisia has mourned eight soldiers slain by militants, but appeals from the Islamist-led government for unity and the calling of a December election failed to quell violence.
The United Nations on Tuesday threatened to use force against M23 rebel forces near Goma city, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, if they do not disarm within 48 hours.
On Wednesday Morgan Tsvangirai gets his third opportunity to dethrone Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe as president. It may very well be his last chance.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe says he will accept defeat and step down, if he loses tomorrow’s elections.
Zimbabweans living and working in neighbouring South Africa will be crossing the Beit Bridge border to make their mark at polling stations in Zimbabwe on Tuesday morning.
Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has accepted substantial damages from Britain's Daily Mail newspaper after it falsely claimed he and his "cronies" were corrupt.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's meeting with Egyptian leaders yielded unexpected results.
Less than 24 hours before polling stations open in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe has called together an emergency press conference.
At least 20 people have died in bomb attacks suspected to be linked to Islamist group Boko Haram in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
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