Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel called off a trip to London this week to be with her ailing husband who was readmitted to a hospital with a lung infection today.
An Egyptian court in the retrial of fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak for alleged complicity in the killings of protesters barred lawyers in civil cases from the proceedings at a brief session on Saturday.
Nelson Mandela, who was re-admitted to hospital today for the second time in as many months, spent 27 years as a prisoner of apartheid before embarking on a "long walk to freedom" which saw him crowned South Africa's first black president and a Nobel peace laureate.
Nelson Mandela was readmitted to hospital early today with a renewed lung infection and was in 'serious but stable condition,' South Africa's presidency said, marking the second hospital stay in as many months for the ailing anti-apartheid icon.
India has issued a travel warning to its nationals in Nigeria urging them to be cautious while visiting the oil-rich nation's troubled northeastern region, where a state of emergency had been declared last month.
India has issued a travel warning to its nationals in Nigeria urging them to be cautious while visiting the oil-rich nation's troubled northeastern region, where a state of emergency had been declared in May.
A South African judge today postponed until August 19 the murder trial of global athletics star Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled as illegal the law by which the upper house of parliament was elected but said the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled chamber would not be dissolved until a new parliament is in place.
Images of the bloody bathroom where Oscar Pistorius shot his model girlfriend in February have been leaked to Sky News, just days before the South African sprinter appears in court charged with the murder.
The head of Libya's national assembly is set to resign on Tuesday, sources close to him said, following passage of a law banning anyone who held a senior post under the late Muammar Gaddafi from government.
A Zulu pressure group has called for South African Indians to be excluded from transformation processes, citing "overt racism" towards black South Africans from the time that Mahatma Gandhi was in the country.
A Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the men accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its “courage” and said Muslims would see it as a strike on a military target.
Two suicide bombers struck on Thursday at a military barracks and a plant run by French nuclear group Areva in northern Niger, military and company sources said.
Revered Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of the widely praised novel "Things Fall Apart," will be buried in his small hometown on Thursday in a ceremony expected to draw crowds of mourners.
South African officials used President Jacob Zuma's name to secure landing rights at a military air base to fly in guests for a lavish wedding hosted by a well-connected Indian family, a probe showed today.