Burundi awaits vote results amid fatal violence

Burundi awaits vote results amid fatal violence

At least six people killed in gun battles in parts of the capital Bujumbura as nation awaits results from Monday's poll.

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AU refuses to observe Burundi polls

AU refuses to observe Burundi polls

ADDIS ABABA. — Voting in Burundi’s controversial elections opened yesterday despite a string of grenade attacks on polling stations, the latest in weeks of violence sparked by the president’s defiant bid for a third term.

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Egypt prosecutor Hisham Barakat killed in Cairo attack

Egypt prosecutor Hisham Barakat killed in Cairo attack

Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, has been killed in a bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say.

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SA court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

SA court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

A South African court has issued an interim order preventing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from leaving the country.

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National mourning begins in Ghana

National mourning begins in Ghana

Flags flew at half mast in Ghana yesterday as three days of mourning began to honour more than 150 killed in a petrol station fire during heavy flooding in the capital, Accra.

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