Ugandan academic charged over Museveni 'buttocks' jibe
A prominent female academic and activist was charged on Monday with cyber-harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" in a Facebook post.
South African president brands anti-govt protests 'racist'
South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday described last week's protests demanding that he resign as racist, as he fought back against the criticism that has threatened to split the ruling ANC party.
State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory.
Election campaigning makes muted start in Algeria
Campaigning for Algeria's May 4 elections got off to a muted start Sunday, with the public showing little interest in the poll despite government efforts to persuade disillusioned voters to participate.
Mourn, don't criticise at memorials, Zuma warns colleagues
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday hit out at critics within his own camp telling them not to use events such as funerals or memorial services to attack each other.
Uganda arrests academic who criticised president's wife
Uganda has arrested a prominent academic for criticising the wife of President Yoweri Museveni on social media, police said Saturday.
South Africa in dock for failing to arrest Sudan's Bashir
South Africa will on Friday seek to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges.
Algeria tries to motivate jaded voters ahead of poll
Campaigning starts on Sunday for next month's Algerian parliamentary election as authorities desperately try to persuade disillusioned voters that their opinion counts.