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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:16:00 -0500Ghana's new president made quite a stir with his inaugural address. Not only were his comments moving, but parts were lifted from speeches by U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:54:00 -0500The singing group is made up of Nigeria's aging former national leaders and current vice president. Their rendition of an old hymn has evoked tears — and anger.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:34:00 -0500Widespread joblessness, hunger and an economy once again in a tailspin are what Zimbabweans are living with daily. So how do you make people laugh when life seems so dire?
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:08:00 -0500Jammeh initially conceded electoral defeat and then changed his mind, and now is refusing to give up power. Regional counterparts in the West African bloc are trying to force him out.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:38:00 -0500The Congolese president is refusing to step down at the imminent end of his term sparking protests in the capital, Kinshasa.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500The people voted and the incumbent lost. He conceded, but then a week later, Gambia's president changed his mind. Now he's contesting the results, and regional leaders are suggesting they may use West African military forces to make him step down.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500The tiny West African nation of Gambia is poised for an unprecedented handover of power. In a surprise election upset, the opposition candidate bested the 22-year ruler, whose government is known for forced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:07:00 -0500She's a former train driver and labor leader — and now an activist in the campaign to drive Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, from office.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:57 -0500Zimbabwe has had one ruler since the country gained independence 36 years ago. The 92-year-old is now hinting at retirement, but on his terms. In comments this week to veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war veterans, he didn't offer a possible time frame.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:19:00 -0500Africa's authoritarian leaders have been congratulating Donald Trump and rejoicing in an end to what they see as an Obama administration critical of some African governments' human rights records.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400For years, African leaders have criticized the International Criminal Court in The Hague — arguing that it targets only Africans, while failing to go after other alleged global wrongdoers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:59:00 -0400It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:33:00 -0400A spokesman says 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago have been released after talks brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:10:00 -0400The East African country of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency. Protesters have been demanding greater freedoms and those demonstrations have often turned violent.