International observers found no major problems with Mauritania's presidential election, French officials said Monday, countering opposition claims that the landslide win by the country's former junta leader was a fraudulent "electoral coup."
Zambia's Catholic bishops and the International Press Institute are condemning the arrest on obscenity charges of a newspaper editor who says she was trying to draw attention to the consequences of a health workers' strike.
A truce called by Nigeria's leading militant group may provide a brief respite in a conflict crippling Africa's biggest oil producer but is unlikely to end the fight unless the government addresses decades-old grievances such as pollution, underdevelopment, corruption and lack of freedom.
Cuba's president on Wednesday called for an international financial system that better takes into account developing countries interests, as the global recession captured the spotlight at a summit of non-aligned nations.
The global economic crisis can be an opportunity for positive social change, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus said Saturday during a speech honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela.
A consortium of 12 European businesses outlined an ambitious plan Monday to build a massive solar power facility in North Africa that they said could satisfy 15 percent of Europe's energy needs by 2050.