Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President, Joseph Kabila, on Wednesday amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down.
Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 99.
President Alpha Conde's ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea's first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on Wednesday, although the main opposition party took the capital, Conakry.
Zimbabwe’s former ruler, Robert Mugabe, observed his 94th birthday in private behind the walls of his Harare mansion on Wednesday, without the lavish parties that marked the occasion during his nearly four-decade rule.