The U.N. Security Council is heading to Africa for a series of meetings and visits focusing on the continent's hotspots.
The Nigerian state leading a multibillion dollar lawsuit against Pfizer over a 1996 meningitis drug study said it agreed Thursday to settle the case for $75 million.
President Barack Obama's administration is worried that friction between rival parties in Kenya's coalition government could lead to violence similar to that which nearly tore the country apart last year.
Martin Luther King III told young people in Bosnia on Tuesday that the country's ethnic and religious diversity can be converted from a weakness to a strength.
In an impassioned appeal Friday, Zimbabwe's long-suffering Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called for people to get over their obsession with his longtime enemy, President Robert Mugabe.
The man who is to become South Africa's next president rarely misses an opportunity to entertain supporters with a rousing, hip-swinging rendition of the anti-apartheid song "Bring Me My Machine Gun."
South Africa's parliament elected Jacob Zuma as president Wednesday.