The Latest on the new leader of South Africa’s ruling party (all times local): 12:50 a.m.
The new leader of South Africa’s ruling party and the country’s likely next president is making his first speech as he tries to reunite the African National Congress at its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid.
Ugandan lawmakers have passed contentious legislation that could allow one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders to rule until 2031.
The United Nations humanitarian agency says six aid workers who went missing after clashes broke out in South Sudan days ago have returned safely.
A human rights group says Congo’s security forces and an allied militia carried out attacks that killed hundreds in the central Kasai region in an effort to destroy populations associated with those opposing President Joseph Kabila’s government.
Burkina Faso’s government says it has suspended trade relations with North Korea to conform to United Nations Security Council sanctions over its nuclear weapons program.
A human rights watchdog says 92 people were killed during Kenya’s months of election turmoil and dozens of others were sexually assaulted.
Zimbabwe’s new president says his government will unveil a “robust” re-engagement policy and open the country to foreign investment after years of isolation.
Egyptian officials say security forces have clashed with Islamic militants near the airport of the northern Sinai city of el-Arish, killing five of them a day after a missile hit the facility during a visit by the defense and interior ministers.
The United Nations says it has closed the first of seven protection camps that have sheltered more than 200,000 civilians during South Sudan’s civil war.
A Libyan legislator says the parliament based in the east has appointed a new governor for the central bank, which could heighten tensions with the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli.
Oscar Pistorius filed an appeal to challenge his prison sentence which was doubled in November for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
An Egyptian lawyer says a military court has sentenced an army colonel to six years in prison after he announced his intention to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year’s elections.
The United Nations refugee chief is urging the international community to commit more resources toward helping refugees in Africa.
The United Nations peacekeeping chief says the U.N. mission in Congo will pursue the Allied Democratic Forces rebels who killed 15 peacekeepers there earlier this month.
Scuffles erupted in Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday over the presence of unidentified soldiers in the building as lawmakers debate a bill that could extend the president’s time in office.
Soft toys on the beds and posters on the walls.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president, making the nation’s deputy president likely to become the country’s next head of state.
Egypt says police have killed five suspected militants in a shootout just outside Cairo.
The general in charge of the military intervention in Zimbabwe that led to the resignation of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe is to retire from the defense forces, paving the way for him to be appointed as vice president.