South Africa on Tuesday postponed its State of the Nation address, the keynote political event of the year, as the ruling ANC party grappled over a battle to unseat President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa postpones State of Nation address amid turmoil
At least four civilians have been killed in a suspected militant attack in northern Mali over the weekend, local officials said Sunday.
4 civilians killed in militant attack in Mali
Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", the third such arrest within four days.
Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown
A political coalition including several high-profile Egyptians sharply criticized President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a speech in which he warned off anyone seeking to challenge his rule, amid growing calls for a boycott of presidential elections.
Egypt opposition slams Sisi's warning to opponents
South Africa's Parliament scheduled a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma for February 22, the Parliament's speaker said on Friday, following a request from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party.
South Africa schedules new no-confidence vote against Zuma
About 90 people are feared drowned after a smugglers' boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast early Friday, the UN's migration agency said.
UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya
Kenya on Friday arrested an opposition lawyer and defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations that had covered the symbolic presidential inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Kenya arrests lawyer, keeps TV stations shut after Odinga 'inauguration'
Takfiri militants from the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed at least five loggers and injured some others in northeast Nigeria, local civilian militia says.
Boko Haram kills five loggers in northeastern Nigeria
Kenya now has a ‘people’s president’ as the adamant opposition leader Raila Odinga is sworn in a mock ceremony branded by the government as treason.
Odinga symbolically sworn in as Kenya’s ‘people’s president’
In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as "the people's president" during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term after months of deadly election turmoil.
Kenyan opposition leader 'sworn in' as event called treason

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