The streets were quiet after a Rwanda grenade attack in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday evening. But the flurry of text messages belies the outward calm.
Two days after President Paul Kagame won a smooth Rwanda election, a grenade attack rocked the capital, Kigali. Such incidents demonstrate the need for Mr. Kagame's authoritarian style, say his supporters.
Ghana will soon announce whether China oil company CNOOC or oil giant Exxon Mobil won the bidding war for rights to tap its offshore oil. The answer will show how great a player China has become in Africa.
Preliminary results show that President Paul Kagame is likely to win more than 90 percent of the vote.
Preliminary results show that President Paul Kagame won Monday's Rwanda election with more then 90 percent of the vote, but critics charge that opposition contenders were unfairly prevented from running.
President Paul Kagame's international image has morphed in recent months from model, pro-business African leader to iron-fisted strongman. But his tight control on dissent is nothing new.
President Paul Kagame says he will accept defeat in today's Rwanda election, but with the strongest opposition candidates barred from running, he is expected to win in a landslide.
President Paul Kagame is expected to win another seven-year term in today's Rwanda election. But critics say his strong-arm tactics against opponents could fuel future conflict.
At the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, Mia Farrow said Naomi Campbell bragged about receiving uncut diamonds from Taylor via unknown messengers. Prosecutors say the stones funded civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Rwanda election coverage is stirring up some interesting interviews in the local press, with some issuing war calls against President Paul Kagame.
The 'dirty stones' - uncut diamonds - that model Naomi Campbell indicated she may have received from Liberian strongman Charles Taylor, now on trial for war-crimes at The Hague, were handed over to authorities by a man affiliated with a charity established by former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Kenyans gave a firm 'yes' to a new constitution today. The rewards could be great – but the journey toward the dividends many Kenyans now expect may be rocky.
A key concern in the Kenya constitution vote is ethnic divisions. But in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret, where much of the 2008 postelection violence occurred, voters were calm and even top 'no' vote politicians accepted the results.
The Nairobi All Share index rallied in anticipation of a 'yes' vote on the Kenya constitution referendum. Guest blogger Aly-Khan Satchu says this bodes well for the gateway to the East African region.
Naomi Campbell reluctantly testified at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal today over whether former Liberian president Charles Taylor gave her one or more 'blood diamonds.'
The Kenya referendum came off well despite some irregularities and tension. One reason: a new system that uses SMS and Twitter to allow every Kenyan to be an election monitor.
Zimbabwe has banned genetically modified chicken from South Africa amid complaints that producers there are flooding the Zimbabwe market. But South African producers say there's no such thing as GMO chicken.
South Africa officials and citizens see the 15-year sentence handed to former police commissioner Jackie Selebi today as a warning for others in government.
Today's historic Kenya referendum over whether to back a new constitution sparks fresh memories of the ethnic clashes that killed more than 1,300 people in the wake of the 2007 presidential election.