A new study by the European Union found that unemployment is having a disproportionate effect on men because male-dominated industries have been hit hardest by the recession.
After months of indecision, the African Union has formally backed opposition candidate Ouattara as Ivory Coast president. Ouattara now has to figure out how to take over a government that the former president refuses to give up.
Ahead of the ruling ANC's party meeting next week, a faction suggests altering the Constitution to include a second South Africa media tribunal. Some see the move as a warning to the media to stop fighting a greater degree of regulation.
Ahead of the South Africa World Cup, Cape Town has been gripped by its 'toilet wars.' After an opposition party erected shacks for the open air toilets in a shantytown, supports of the governing African National Congress tore them down, and did not replace them.
Days after threatening 'consequences' for misbehavior within the ruling African National Congress party, President Jacob Zuma now seems to be going soft on Julius Malema, the leader of the vaunted party's youth league.
South African President Jacob Zuma admitted this week to having a 'love child' out of wedlock with a mistress. While the media and opposition politicians are critical of his infidelity, South Africa's black majority electorate accepts that Zulu culture includes polygamy.
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Tsvangirai , who had withdrawn from the powersharing government after Mugabe arrested a party leader, says he is giving the president 30 days to address oustanding issues. A regional coalition meeting in Mozambique pressed the leaders to resolve their differences..
Chinese investments and influence in Africa increase as the government ties state aid to investment projects and is willing to sell arms to countries like Zimbabwe. Some African leaders credit China for being willing to invest where the West will not out of human rights concerns.
The video, filmed by white South African students who fed black workers food apparently laced with urine, caused the students to be expelled. But now a black university official says they should be reinstated.
In Kenya, she expressed dismay over rejection of human-rights tribunal – but emphasized shared trade and security interests.