Mayoral candidate, Yevgeny Urlashov speaks to
the media during voting in a mayoral election in the city of Yaroslavl
A defector from Vladimir Putin's United Russia has been elected mayor
of the city of Yaroslavl in a setback for the governing party and a
triumph for the opposition's new strategy of chipping away at his rule
in local elections.
Burma Poll: Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD Sweeps By elections
Pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won a landslide
victory in by-elections, local election officials have confirmed,
reports the BBC.
Bin Laden’s widows, daughters sentenced for illegal stay in Pakistan
THREE widows and two eldest daughters of the late ...Read
Rwanda’s Prison System Innovates Energy From Human Waste
A prison cell
Rwanda’s prisons use human waste to power their kitchens – saving
money and the environment
ECOWAS Leaders Will Resolve Mali Crisis, Says Obasanjo
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, delivering
his keynote address at the 2012 Kellogg Africa Business Conference at
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed confidence
that heads of state and government within the Economic Community of
West African States (ECOWAS) are capable of resolving Mali’s crisis.
Sall Sworn in as Senegal President
Senegal's newly inaugurated President Macky Sall (R) is
surrounded by security as he leaves his swearing-in ceremony at a
hotel in Dakar, April 2, 2012
Following his second-round victory over incumbent Abdoulaye Wade,
Macky Sall was sworn in as president of Senegal Monday. Regional heads
of state came to Dakar to congratulate Africa's newest president.
Sudan/South Sudan Trade Barbs as Tense Security Talks Open
Sudan’s Minister of Defense, Abdel -Rahim Mohamed
Hussein (L), greets Pagan Amum, chief negotiator for South Sudan ahead
of security (R) talks in Addis Ababa, April 2, 2012.
Sudan and South Sudan are trading harsh words as their defense
ministers meet with African Union mediators for talks on improving
security along their tense border. Read
US Wants Sudan to Open Humanitarian Access to Area
Displaced women gather to collect water from a water
hole near Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, March
Civilians in Sudan's Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states are in
need of food aid and are fleeing fighting between local militia and
government troops. U.S. officials are working with Sudan's government
to open humanitarian access to the region.
Suu Kyi victory could bring Myanmar in from cold
Landmark victory for Aung San Suu Kyi Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) -- Long-imprisoned Nobel
laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's political party claimed victory Monday in
parliamentary elections in Myanmar, a dramatic development in the
southeast Asian country's efforts to end its international isolation.
Bin Laden relatives jailed in Pakistan
Bin Laden fathered children on the run Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Osama bin Laden spent
years on the run in Pakistan after the September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks, moving from one safe house to another and fathering four
children, at least one of whom was born in a government hospital, his
youngest widow has told Pakistani investigators.
Bin Laden wife: Life on the run