A U.N. watchdog group is demanding an end to the widespread practice of torture and other cruel punishments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Malawi Presidential race tight with real battle between incumbent President Peter, Vice President Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.
The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No country recognizes Somaliland as a sovereign nation
The deputy leader of Sudan’s military council voiced his enthusiasm for democratic elections in front of an audience of tribal leaders and senior diplomats.
Arguments and physical tussles broke out among Sudanese protesters over the positioning of barricades surrounding a sit-in in the capital Khartoum.
Algeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, as protesters returned to the streets to demand removal of the nation’s ruling elite.
Afrobarometer’s most recent pan-African survey says Africans “see their individual freedoms diminishing, and willing to give liberties for security.
Following the announcement by Sudan’s Public Prosecutor that he will charge former president Omar al-Bashir with the recent killing of protestors.
Sadiq al-Mahdi’s political career is one of the longest in modern Sudanese history, including two stints as prime minister.
In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.