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Thousands of delegates will descend on a conference center south of Johannesburg this weekend, facing a crucial decision on what direction South Africa will take.
Rape and sexual violence were widespread during this year's tumultuous elections in Kenya, a human rights organization says.
By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and public spaces, are in their relative infancy and destined for a growth spurt.
A court in Egypt has sentenced a female pop singer to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery and immortality" in an online music video, according to reports by Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram online.
French officials were complicit in the 1994 genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, and obstructed justice in subsequent investigations, according to a new report.
The pursuit of happiness just became one step easier for citizens of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.
The Pentagon's investigation into the October ambush of a Green Beret-led team in Niger, which killed four US soldiers, is focusing on several areas where problems may have occurred before and after the attack, CNN has learned.
The Swiss government is to return $321 million to Nigeria that was seized from the family of former President Sani Abacha.
The lush Limpopo Valley region of South Africa is known as a haven of exotic wildlife and fruit trees.
Since its launch seven years ago, Instagram has grown to more than 700 million global users. Out of these 700 million users, two South African Instagrammers took their passion and turned it into more than just a hobby.
He is arguably one of the most successful businessmen in Africa and Strive Masiyiwa has an urgent message for young Africans: "You don't have to cross the Sahara. We can create solutions."
Tens of thousands of Nigerian women have been trafficked into Europe for sexual exploitation. And many of those women come from Benin City.
It's deja vu for voters in Kenya who return to the ballot box on Thursday for a presidential election do-over -- after the result of the first ballot on August 8 was overturned amid rigging allegations.
Arriving at the Saxon Hotel requires a series of grand entrances: the imposing 20-foot gate through the high walls that separate the grounds from Johannesburg's suburban expanse; the meandering drive through the lush gardens; the foyer to the hotel with its enormous ostrich egg chandelier.
Public transportation could be changed forever with the implementation of a digital upgrade to South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency
The internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby's recently held its first sale of modern and contemporary African art