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Zimbabweans wait to cast their vote in Mbare township outside Harare yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has vowed to serve a full five-year term in office if elected the country’s leader again by the electorate, which (...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi take part in an anti-army rally in Cairo last night. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters.

Egypt’s new rulers today said vigils by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi threatened national security, and signalled that they would end(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace (R) arrive to address the final campaign rally of his ZANU-PF party in Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to pack entrenched president Robert Mugabe off into retirement at a thunderous final campaign rally (...)

Dr Yvonne Crotty,  Jerome Morrissey,  Bessie Nyirenda,  Prof  Brian McCraith,  Hensen Seidisa,   Solange Mukanurenzi and    Dr Margaret Farren were at the ceremony.

Dublin City University held a graduation ceremony yesterday more than 7,000km from home, as the first participants in its “future African leaders” pro(...)

People react as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on  the day after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Egyptian prosecutors escalated what appeared to be a widespread round-up of top Muslim Brotherhood members today, acting hours after the military depo(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe told the Dáil “everyone’s views on the triple lock will be taken into consideration”. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

A possible ending of the “triple lock” mechanism before Irish Defence Forces participate in overseas missions may form part of a Green Paper on defenc(...)

Laurent Xavier Balla, an openly gay rights activist with the Association for the Defence of Gays and Lesbians  in Douala, Cameroon, after he was attacked for the fourth time over his sexual orientation. Photograph:  Reinnier Kaze/AFP/Getty Images

Homophobia is reaching dangerously high levels across Africa, with attacks on homosexuals increasingly more visible and discrimination against them on(...)

The African Union agreed to oppose the International Criminal Court’s efforts to put Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta (above), and his deputy, William Ruto, on trial later this year at The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

The International Criminal Court has been accused by the African Union of conducting a race-based hunt against Africans at the close of the organisati(...)

Officers stand by the remains of a wrecked car at the scene of car bomb explosion. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a convoy carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu today,(...)

Somali government forces march during a parade to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the national army, in the capital Mogadishu on Friday. Photograph: Ismail Taxta/Reuters.

At least 16 people were killed as two car bombs exploded outside the law courts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and gunmen stormed the building (...)

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