Election officials in Botswana said Friday that voting was proceeding without incident as voters in the small, stable southern African country lined up at the polls.
Government fertilizer has made the difference between hunger and plenty for Rodrick Jesitala, a farmer and father of three in southern Malawi.
Guinea's military government said Tuesday it has signed a $7 billion mining agreement with a Chinese company.
Kenyan radio shows interrupted their programming Friday and bus conductors shouted the news from the windows: President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
A new language class is providing an opportunity for Liberians to learn Mandarin as China expands its economic presence in the West African country.
Nigeria's main militant group vowed to resume attacks after a cease-fire expires next week, while the government said Thursday that more than 8,000 militants had disarmed as part of an amnesty program.
A prominent African cardinal says there's no reason why the next pope can't be black.
Finance ministers from developing countries said Monday that they should get more voting power at the World Bank, echoing calls for change at the International Monetary Fund.
Rio de Janeiro has won the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, a decision that will set the games in South America for the first time.
Nearly 50,000 people cheered in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was announced as host of the 2016 Olympics, jumping and shouting in a Carnival-like party on Copacabana beach.