Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim announced her resignation Saturday amid an ongoing financial scandal. She is accused of purchasing personal luxury items with a credit card from a nongovernmental organization.
Zimbabwe has put on its first "Miss Albino" pageant in an effort to stamp out discrimination and stigma surrounding the condition. The 22-year-old winner says she wants to fight for the rights of children with albinism.
Canada will send troops and helicopters to Mali to join a UN peacekeeping mission there, Canadian media have reported. The helicopters are expected to replace a German contingent.
Rights organization Amnesty International says Shell and Eni have failed to properly address serious oil spills in the Niger Delta region.
South Africa's chief prosecutor has announced his decision to pursue corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. He said there are "reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution."
South Africa is considering an amendment to its consitution which will allow the expropriation of land without compensation. The government claims it is addressing lingering injustice from the apartheid era.
Over 8,000 Ethiopians have crossed into neighboring Kenya to seek asylum after government troops killed at least nine civilians in the border town of Moyale, says the International Red Cross.
Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for decades, has accused the military of orchestrating his departure from office. With little chance to make a comeback, analysts believe he sees himself as "part of the solution."
Hundreds of youths gathered in Nigeria’s capital to call on President Buhari to sign an Age Reduction Bill into law. DW’s Katrin Gänsler met the organizers of the #NotTooYoungToRun initiative.
Cameroon has ordered the suspension of radio and TV broadcasts of political debates ahead of elections on March 25. Private media are ignoring the ban saying it's an attack on press freedom.
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