New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party allies but picking a foreign minister close to former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The United Nations (UN) peacekeepers are returning to the only UN base in South Sudan "clearly" in an area under opposition control as residents hope for protection from what they call growing attacks by government troops.
A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader has written an open letter from exile to a retired Egyptian army general seeking to run for president, listing the outlawed group's conditions for supporting his candidacy.
The European Union (EU) is ready to review ties with Zimbabwe and support the country’s re-engagement with international financial institutions once the new government presents clear plans for political and economic reform, the EU’s embassy said.
South Sudanese rebels are holding two Kenyan pilots and will not release them until compensation is paid to the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed; a rebel spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday.