President Mnangagwa unveiled plans on Thursday to hold open elections in Zimbabwe in four to five months – the first elections since the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe.
African governments, the African Union, the United Nations, political activists, and others all criticized President Trump's statement about immigrants, with many characterizing it as racist.
Precinct-level tallies suggest a clear victory over Joseph Boakai's ruling party in the country's first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades, Weah's camp said.
The family who was evicted by the ruling party returned to a hero’s welcome, in a sign that the new president is charting a path away from predecessor Robert Mugabe on the land ownership issue that had hastened the country’s international isolation.
After a tight race for leadership of the African National Congress party, Cyril Ramaphosa was declared the winner. Because of his party's electoral dominance, he is likely to become the country's next president after elections in 2019.
South African President Jacob Zuma is stepping down as president of his party, the African National Congress, allowing for a new leader. Whoever wins, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will likely be the nation's next president.
In an effort to reunite the African National Congress (ANC), the party is expected to announce its next leader this weekend.
Earning the top score on exams in Kenya earns students national recognition and a spot on national television. This year the honor went to a young girl with albinism who has overcome prejudice and threats to her life, breaking down cultural stereotypes along the way.
The Nigerian government is creating fortified towns in the rural northeast as a protection against roaming Boko Haram. Security forces will patrol a three-mile radius around each town so that its residents can farm safely.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who rose to power after a military coup deposed his predecessor Robert Mugabe, is giving military leaders key roles in his new government, leading to concerns that the new leader prizes loyalty over merit.
Following footage of a slave auction in Libya, European leaders vow to work with African countries to address illegal migration in Africa during an AU-EU summit. European leaders also hope to stem the tide of migrants heading to Europe.
President Mugabe's fall in Zimbabwe has shaken Africa's longest-serving leaders who are now looking for ways to shore up their power. Eyes turn to Uganda, where President Museveni, who has ruled for 31 years, promoted 300 Army officers to appease the military.