DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's two best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said on Monday, increasing President Macky Sall's chances of securing a second term in office.
MILAN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Footballers in Italy's Serie A should stage sit-down protests on the pitch if there is racist chanting during a match, former Juventus, AC Milan and Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello suggested on Monday.
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's High Court on Monday rejected a petition from some opposition leaders to halt parliamentary debate on draft legislation they say would criminalize many legitimate political activities and cement "one-party" rule.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court will rule on Tuesday over former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's request to be acquitted and released after more than seven years in custody.
HARARE (Reuters) - Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in a suburb of Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday, two days after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a massive fuel price hike in an effort to stem a deepening economic crisis.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police were deployed in Harare on Monday to patrol and stop and search citizens after protests erupted over a sharp increase in the price of fuel, the Home Affairs Minister said.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A second African bloc has called for a recount of Democratic Republic of Congo's contested presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to fix a dispute that could fan unrest.
HARARE (Reuters) - Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in a suburb of Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday, two days after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's announced a massive fuel price surge in an effort to stem a deepening economic crisis.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The surprise outcome of Congo's election - a vote meant to bring closure to years of turmoil under President Joseph Kabila - has done little to ease uncertainty for miners and investors in a country crucial to the electric vehicle revolution.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganised presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) thinks the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should consider a government of national unity after its disputed presidential election, South Africa's foreign minister said on Sunday.
DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to create more jobs, boost economic growth and address racial inequalities at a rally on Saturday to launch the ruling party's parliamentary election campaign.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition won a majority in legislative elections, a coalition official said on Saturday, despite opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's win in the presidential vote the same day.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's parliament voted on Friday to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants have surged in recent months, including one on Thursday that killed 12 people.
CONAKRY (Reuters) - A suggestion by the Russian ambassador to Guinea that President Alpha Conde change the constitution and run for a third term has set off a firestorm of criticism among Conde's opponents a year ahead of a presidential election.