History of Zimbabwe and how Mugabe came to power

A look at the struggle to maintain white supremacy in what is now Zimbabwe, a hundred years after Cecil Rhodes' pioneers carved out a...

Dozen killed in 4 suicide attacks in Maiduguri

Twelve people were killed Wednesday by evening in four separate attacks by suicide bombers in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, rescue...

Report show Libyans now swap jewelry for medicals

In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones...

Isabel dos Santos dismissed as Sonangol chair

Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol on Wednesday in a dramatic move against the...

Military tanks roll into Harare in a possible coup against Mugabe

Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said...
South African speed sensation, Caster Semenya

Semenya to attempt 1500m and 800m at Commonwealth Games

South Africa's speed sensation Caster Semenya, will again attempt the 800 metres and 1500m double at next year’s Commonwealth Games before setting her sights...
Head of Zimbabwean armed forces, Constantino Chiwenga

Zanu-PF youth wing accuses army chief of subverting constitution

The youth wing of Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the military chief on Tuesday of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert...

Elephant trample 2 tourists to death in southern Zambia

Two international tourists have been trampled to death in Zambia' s southern city of Livingstone, the police said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday...

4 bombs explode in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

At least four makeshift bombs exploded in the main city of Cameroon's English-speaking region overnight, the AFP news agency reports, quoting security sources. "Four home-made...

Somaliland votes in 3rd presidential election since 2003

Polling stations have opened in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland for the third presidential election since 2003. A VOA Somali reporter in Hargeisa, Barkhad Kariye,...

Libya’s Bani Walid elders to UN talk to us or you...

The U.N. launched a new round of negotiations in September to unite a country that splintered along political, ideological and tribal lines during and...

Sacked Zimbabwean VP expelled from party, flees country

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF has expelled sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the party, the AFP news agency reports. Party spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said that...

Sell sex or starve? grim tales of child sex trade in...

Wearing a pastel-colored dress embroidered with a tatty trim and speaking almost in a whisper, 17-year-old Chancelle looks like she should be in school. But,...

Morocco’s Mohammed VI-A earth observation satellite launched

Morocco has successfully launched an earth observation satellite, dubbed "Mohammed VI-A, according to reports from local media in Morocco. Dubbed "Mohammed VI-A," the satellite was...

Government forces take over entire western Libya

Forces of the Libyan UN-backed government on Wednesday took over the entire area of Warshaffana in western Libya, hours after taking control of the...

Observer group calls for talks to avert political crisis in Kenya

The U.S.-based observer group Carter Center on Wednesday called on Kenya's political leaders to engage in constructive talks to help avert the political crisis...

Liberian VP says election was designed to be rigged

Liberia's Vice-President has quietly occupied the executive backseat for 12 years, but in light of electoral fraud he believes snatched away his chance at...

Ochie Igbo condemns call for no election in Anambra State

An Igbo cultural group Ochie Igbo, has condemned the call for boycott or no election in Anambra State. In a statement, the group said...

Odinga proposes ‘people’s assembly’ after supporters attacked journalist

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would use pickets and petitions to protest last week’s presidential poll and convene a “People’s...

UN mission calls for probe into killing of dozens in Libya

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday called for an immediate investigation into the killing of 36 people near the eastern city of...