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The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday officially launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeast in the first such move by the United Nations.
Three months on from the initial split in the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) has welcomed several leading PDP dissidents into its ranks.
Mauritanians voted on Saturday in nationwide elections overshadowed by a boycott of the "radical" opposition -- apart from an Islamist party calling its participation a struggle against "dictatorship".
Chad's President Idriss Deby named a new prime minister on Thursday, hours after the previous head of government resigned along with his cabinet as parliament prepared to examine a motion of censure against them.
Family members and supporters of ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor have said they are ready to take action against British interests for what they see as Taylor’s humiliation by the British prison authorities.
South Africa's state prosecutor said Tuesday that charges of grave tampering and bigamy have been dropped against Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, who had been embroiled in a bitter family feud.
UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Monday that anarchy in Central African Republic risks spiralling further out of control and could need up to 9,000 peacekeepers.
Mauritanian police on Monday crushed a protest by hundreds of youths demanding a boycott of upcoming elections, wounding several.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela remains "quite ill" and is unable to speak, using facial expressions to communicate as he receives intensive medical care at home, his former wife told Sunday media.
The recent release of the four French hostages captured by Islamist guerrillas in northern Niger in September 2010 marked the end of a long, convoluted saga and made headlines around the world. Within days, the celebrations in France had been replaced by mourning as news broke of the killings in Kidal of Radio France Internationale (RFI) journalists journalists Ghislaine Du Pont and Claude Verlon.