Following a parliamentary vote that opposition parties boycotted, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Thursday. Mr. Ramaphosa is now tasked with rehabilitating his party's fractured image.
Activists in Liberia are working to have female genital mutilation permanently banned. Considered a taboo topic, a newly enacted one-year ban by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is seen as an important step in changing perceptions about the fiercely protected rite of passage.
The United Nations is sending troops back to a base in Akobo, South Sudan. Instead of building a permanent presence in the rebel-controlled region, the UN is opting to fly in peacekeepers for a few days a week as part of its new approach.
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.
More than 300 child soldiers have been released and accepted back into their homes by their families. Although a sign of hope and peace, aid workers worry that renewed violence may cause children to be recruited again by armed groups.
Zimbabwe has implemented a new government policy that will grant 99-year leases to white farmers. Intended to mend relationships with white farmers after they were evicted by the previous administration, the policy aims to revive the country's agricultural sector.
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry of Science, near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Feb. 18.
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.