Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace , greet supporters at a  rally in Harare. Photograph: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

The elevation of Grace Mugabe to Zanu-PF’s top decision-making body this weekend has left Zimbabwe’s factionalised ruling party in turmoil, having cre(...)

Armed fighters from the Seleka rebel alliance patrol the streets in pickup trucks to stop looting in Bangui. Photograph: Reuters

The remains of 13 South African soldiers who died fighting rebels in the Central African Republic h(...)