Eleven candiadates are hoping to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Wednesday's election. Zimbabwe's electorate is skeptical of the opposition's ability to defeat his repressive regime.
BRICS countries will meet next week in Johannesburg as the bloc aims to widen its influence. But Russian President Vladimir Putin's absence is already causing a stir.
Niger's coup leader said "our ambition is not to confiscate power." This comes as an ECOWAS delegation arrived for peace talks after indicating a standby force was ready to intervene.
A rise in violence towards hospital staff in Sudan has cut short the training of medical staff - despite the dire need for doctors and nurses amid the conflict in the country. However, new opportunities are meanwhile opening up for young medical professionals in Tanzania.
Tanzania is prioritizing early testing efforts and effective treatments to meet the global target of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. One man is leading his community by example, opening up about his own struggle.
Although education is a fundamental human right, it’s often out of reach for women, girls, and people living in low-income communities. The Recycles Pay Educational project in Lagos, Nigeria, ensures that children from these communities remain in school while promoting plastic recycling. The initiative allows parents or guardians to pay their ward’s school fees using plastic bottles and cans.
West African defence chiefs met in Ghana on Thursday to discuss a possible military intervention in Niger after coup leaders there ignored their deadline to step down. Nigeria has emerged as the strongest voice pushing for military action but all the ECOWAS leaders at the summit said diplomacy remains their preferred route out of the crisis.
The wooden boat left Senegal more than 40 days ago with more than 100 people on board. It was traveling in the direction of Spain's Canary Islands when it capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
Unable to afford travelling to expensive beaches over the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptians spend their summer days splashing on the Nile’s El Qanater El Khairiyah to help them withstand Cairo’s scorching heat.
West African leaders have agreed to keep all options, including military force, open to restore civilian rule in Niger. At a crisis ECOWAS summit in neighboring Nigeria, they ordered the deployment of a standby force. However, there are no signs Niger's junta will hand back power.
Niger's coup leader Abdourahamane Tiani sent a delegation, led by his defence chief General Moussa Salaou Barmou, to the Guinean capital Conakry on Saturday to thank leaders there for their support - a sign of the junta's desire to affirm alliances as it stands up to regional and other powers.
Defense chiefs from members of the ECOWAS regional bloc meet in Accra to discuss the crisis in Niger. Last week the body activated a "standby force" potentially to intervene in Niger.