President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in the Kenyan presidential election. Human rights groups contesting these results say the government is stopping them from filing any legal challenges in court.
For 12 years, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has presided over peace – and controversy. On the eve of her successor's election, Liberians say 'Ma Ellen' is leaving a mixed legacy, particularly for women.
President Uhuru Kenyatta won the rerun of Kenya's presidential election, after its Supreme Court nullified the August election result.
President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign. After a weekend of protests against the longstanding president, Zimbabwe's parliament now looks to impeach Mr. Mugabe.
Grace Mugabe rose from a shy typist to the politically ambitious second wife of President Robert Mugabe. Her push to be president in her own right may have contributed to her husband's downfall.
Zimbabwe's political future remains uncertain as the military pressures President Robert Mugabe to end his 37 years of power, which would allow for former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to step in as leader.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer tries to capture a crocodile Nov. 20 on Hollywood Beach, Fla. After several attempts, the crocodile was caught unharmed. The American crocodile has federal protection as a threatened species and is likely to be relocated to its natural habitat.
Niger holds the highest rate of child marriage in the world but young activists are raising awareness in their communities to ensure that girls at risk are aware of their rights.
In Kenya's second attempt at a presidential election, President Kenyatta's win is impeded by a boycott of the election, especially in areas supporting the opposition candidate.