A wealthy Indian family in Johannesburg has apologised to the Indian and South African governments as well as to the public for triggering a huge scandal in their effort to host a "memorable" wedding for their daughter.
A car bomb that targeted government vehicles in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday killed eight people and wounded five, said Abdi Mohamud, a local district chairman.
A senior South African diplomat has been suspended over use of a military airport by wealthy Indian supporters of President Jacob Zuma, the government said Thursday, amid a deepening political scandal.
Saharanpur-born billionaire Gupta brothers of South Africa are being accused of going too far after flying in 200 wedding guests from India to one of the country's most strategic air force bases on Tuesday. Dipankar De Sarkar reports.
Some 170 prisoners escaped on Tuesday from a prison in Libya's Sebha, some 800km from Tripoli, Xinhua reported citing an official. Abobker Hamza, Sebha's local council spokesman, said the escape took place after a dispute among the prisoners turned into chaos.
Gunmen surrounded Libya's foreign ministry on Sunday, calling for a ban on officials who worked for deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi holding senior positions in the new administration.
A car bomb hit the France embassy in Libya, wounding two French guards and causing extensive damage in the first attack on a foreign mission since militants stormed the US consulate in Benghazi in September.
Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians.
Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the world's oldest harbour in Egypt. The harbour on the Red Sea coast dates back to 4,500 years and belonged to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) who died around 2566 BC.
South African police have seized 49 mobile phones belonging to officers after they were used to photograph athlete Oscar Pistorius soon after his arrest for murder, the police ministry said Tuesday.
The condition of anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela was "satisfactory" following his discharge from hospital earlier in April, the Presidency said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today defended his country's controversial nuclear programme while taking a tour of west Africa, calling it peaceful and arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.
The Masai are amongst the oldest tribes in East Africa. You’ll find them in Tanzania and Kenya, often near rich wildlife destinations, such as Kenya’s Masai Mara, reports Bharati Chaturvedi.
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's retrial was indefinitely adjourned today after the presiding judge withdrew from the case and referred it to a lower court, triggering angry protests in the courtroom.
Judge Mostafa Hassan Abdallah today recused himself from presiding over the new trial of former president Hosni Mubarak in a chaotic hearing that lasted just seconds.