The U.N. is appealing to countries not to deport Somali refugees as the situation in southern and central Somalia is still unsafe.
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance has announced that anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will be their presidential candidate for this year’s elections which take place in April.
Journalist Anne Waithera of Kenya, stricken by cancer, passed away this week at the youthful age of 39. She was the first BBC bilingual—English and KiSwahili—reporter in Addis Ababa.
As developers rush to complete a dream city hopes for a better future are growing dim for the sister city of Lagos, the largest city in Africa.
Some 200 civilians, fleeing heavy fighting near the capital, Juba, were lost in the waters of the Nile river as their crowded boat overturned at sea.
Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, the Philippines and Latin America including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso.