UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that the whole world is praying for Nelson Mandela as the legendary South African leader fights for his life. Ban called Mandela "one of the giants of the 20th century".
While former South African president Nelson Mandela is still fighting for his life in a hospital in Pretoria, his family is squabbling over his final resting place.
South African President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to neighbouring Mozambique today, intensifying speculation about a deterioration in the health of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who remains critically ill in hospital.
The family of critically ill anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela gathered around his hospital bedside on Monday as millions in South Africa and across the world feared for the worst. "The doctors are doing everything possible to ensure his well being and comfort," South African President said.
Multiple explosions that blasted a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria's northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 12 people, the military said Tuesday.
Egypt's interior ministry announced the resurrection of several controversial police units that were shut down following the country's 2011 uprising.
Zimbabweans today began casting ballots in a fiercely contested election dominated by Robert Mugabe's bid to extend his 33-year rule and overshadowed by suspicions of vote rigging.
A helicopter en route to the United Nations mission in South Sudan crashed Wednesday in Ethiopia, with four Russian crew members injured but no one killed, civil aviation officials said.
A poll monitoring group in Zimbabwe says it has found a "wide range of problems" in elections there and that the poll was compromised by a campaign to stop voters from casting ballots.
Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi urged fresh rallies on Friday, raising fears of renewed violence as police prepared to disperse them amid international appeals for restraint.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party claimed today that he is on course for a landslide win, in an election branded a sham by his rivals, but which the African Union said was fair and credible.
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have expanded their vigils in Cairo, starting a third near the capital's international airport. That's in defiance of threats from authorities to break-up their sit-ins.
Islamist backers of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi staged defiant rallies Friday, with police firing tear gas at demonstrators, after the government ordered their protest camps to be broken up.
Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri accused the US of "plotting" with the Egyptian military, secularists and Christians to overthrow Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in an audio recording posted on militant Islamist forums.
Islamist backers of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi staged defiant rallies Friday and clashed with police in Cairo, after the government ordered their protest camps to be broken up.