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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500President Muhammadu Buhari left for London Jan. 19. His government insists he's "hale and hearty," but speculation is rife that he may be suffering from prostate cancer, memory loss or other ailments.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500Emir Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II says he's working with Islamic scholars to draft a law discouraging men from marrying multiple wives if they cannot afford to educate large families.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:53:00 -0500The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:16:00 -0500Armyworms — caterpillars of a moth species — are creeping across ever wider swaths of southern Africa, munching their way through crops.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:58:00 -0500All hell broke loose as South African President Jacob Zuma addressed parliament. Lawmakers denounced him as a corrupt scoundrel and brawled with guards, while outside troops kept the public at bay.
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.