US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a review of how the body dealt with claims of child sexual abuse by soldiers from France, Chad and Equatorial Guinea in the Central African Republic. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that he would set up an external independent review of how the world body handled (...)

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel: ‘I like reviews. It shows that someone has read the book and is willing to discuss it.’

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is a novelist from Equatorial Guinea, who writes mostly about social, political and economic ineqality in his country and in A(...)

Ivory Coast’s players celebrate winning the African Nations Cup final  against Ghana in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Ivory Coast 0 Ghana 0 (Ivory Coast win 9-8 on penalties) Could there have been a more unlikely hero than Boubacar Barry? He was the reserve ke(...)

Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Bony (right) was the game’s standout player. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Ivory Coast 3 Algeria 1 A Wilfried Bony brace and a late Gervinho effort secured a 3-1 victory for Ivory Coast last night, sending them into the Afr(...)

This beautiful novel is only the second from Equatorial Guinea to be translated into English. It tells of the poor inhabitants of a remote island and (...)

The Moroccan team have been stripped of the right to host the finals with the north African country also now disqualified from taking part. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Equatorial Guinea will host the 2015 African Nations Cup after Morocco was stripped of the event having asked for it to be postponed over fears of the(...)

The Burkina Faso military appointed Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida (left) as provisional head of state on Saturday after longtime president Blaise Compaore stepped down on Friday following two days of mass protests. The African Union and Western powers who want to see a swift return to civilian rule. Photograph: Legnan Koula/EPA.

Burkina Faso’s army will quickly cede power to a transitional government and appoint a new head of state, the country’s interim president Isaac Zida s(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left) talks with employees during a tour of the BP ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) oil platform in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeen, in February. The fate of North Sea oil revenues is a key issue ahead of the September 18th referendum to decide whether Scotland will end its 300-year-old union with England. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, in the words of one oil executive who has experienced some of the toughest regions on earth, may not be the (...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, whose trial is scheduled to start on October 7th, denies orchestrating post-election violence in 2008 in which some 1,200 people died. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

As the International Criminal Court (ICC) meets today amid claims that Kenya has deliberately obstructed the trial of its president, Uhuru Kenyatta(...)