A case involving a right-wing singer and a puppet raises the question of how a 'rainbow nation' just two decades removed from a system of rigid segregation balances free speech with a persistent need to heal racial divides.
Burkina Faso has been a key mediator of regional conflicts and a Western partner in fighting terrorism. President Blaise Compaoré was ousted last Friday, and a military junta has assumed power, raising objections from the African Union.
Police said the Palestinian man attempted to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a controversial rabbi who advocates for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, a holy site for both Muslims and Jews.
Botswana's discovery of its diamond wealth in the 1960s fueled dramatic economic and social gains. Now, the country is hoping to be equally successful in adapting to a near future in which the mines run dry.
The southern African democracy is widely viewed as a post-colonial success story. But as Botswana’s citizens freely cast their votes in today’s presidential election, critics warn incumbent Khama has a darker side.
The tide first began to turn against land mine use in 1997 when 122 countries signed the Mine Ban Treaty, and the number of land-mine casualties has decreased almost every year since then, reaching its lowest recorded point in 2013.
Somalia, Eritrea, and the Central African Republic rank at the bottom of the annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which calculates the health of civil society, security, and economic development.
South African Judge Masipa threw out a murder charge against the star Olympic athlete, but said a 'reasonable person' would have taken steps to avoid what happened as he shot bullets through a bathroom door, killing his girlfriend. Sentencing is mid-October.
Despite #BringBackOurGirls and international pledges to help rein in the Islamist militant group, kids and schools are still preyed on by Boko Haram. This week, Boko Haram won control over the key northern town of Bama.
The killing of 34 miners by South African police drew attention to the cozy relationship between business and the ruling ANC. Some South Africans feel betrayed by the party that led the fight against apartheid.
Even as death toll tops 1,000, experts caution the rollout should be handled with caution and sensitivity on a continent with a history of being on the receiving end of 'experimental' Western medicines.
So far, the current epidemic has killed nearly 1,000 people in four countries, but it hasn't touched East Africa. Countries like Uganda, which faced a major outbreak in 2000, are prepared with strategies to isolate and treat patients.
The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments Thursday and Friday. While a lot of attention has focused on prurient details, the trial has also spurred national conversations about race, wealth, and justice.