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.
The retrial of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak begins today in Cairo, with the fate of the ousted strongman largely eclipsed by the deadly turmoil and economic woes gripping the country.
The president of Malawi has accused singer Madonna of demanding VIP treatment, exaggerating her charity work and being "a musician who desperately thinks she must generate recognition by bullying state officials instead of playing decent music on the stage".
Mozambican authorities say they have made some arrests after recent attacks and fighting between police and alleged members of an opposition group killed at least seven people.
Five Indian peacekeepers escorting a United Nations convoy were killed and an equal number wounded in an ambush by rebels in South Sudan on Tuesday.
A French force of 1,000 soldiers in a major offensive has swept a valley thought to be a logistics base for al-Qaeda-linked Islamists near the Malian city of Gao, an AFP journalist accompanying the mission reported.
Nelson Mandela has left hospital after a 10-day stay during which the anti-apartheid icon was treated for pneumonia and will now receive "high care" at home, the South African government said.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged today after spending more than a week in hospital for treatment of pneumonia, raising global concern about the health of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader.
Egyptian humorist Bassem Youssef again satirised President Mohamed Morsi on Friday in his first television show since facing charges of insulting the country's leader and Islam.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela's wife has said that the 94-year-old icon is 'fine' and his health is improving.q
The United States offered $5 million on Wednesday for the capture of Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men, and posted rewards for three other rebel leaders evading trial for war crimes.
Former South African president and anti-apartheid titan Nelson Mandela is making "steady improvement" under treatment for pneumonia and is much better now than when he was hospitalised a week ago, the government said on Wednesday.
Authorities say 18 people have been killed in a head-on collision between two buses in central Nigeria.
Nelson Mandela is "much better" and responding "satisfactorily" to treatment after a week in hospital for pneumonia, the South African presidency said on Wednesday.