Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned from power following the start of impeachment proceedings by his own party, ZANU-PF. Mr. Mugabe's former vice president is now poised to take power.
Despite government assurances that Boko Haram is nearly defeated within Nigeria, a recent suicide bombing that killed 50 people has been attributed to the Islamist militant group.
Despite protests from opposition, Kenya's top court reaffirms election results. Opposition leaders now call for international intervention, saying the repeat election was not conducted fairly and court justices were intimidated into support of the results.
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.
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.
Following months of uncertainty after the Kenyan Supreme Court nullified initial presidential election results, Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn in for a second term as president. Conflict continues as opposition leader Raila Odinga demands new elections.
USS Nimitz Logistics Spc. 3rd Class Michael Zegarra swings his wife Caterina into the air as they embrace on the pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., on Dec. 10. The USS Nimitz returned from a six-month deployment.
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.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife have been confined to their home by the Army. Military officials say the move is an effort to return the nation to 'genuine democracy.'
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.
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.