8 Aug News
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government said on Wednesday. The announcement came just hours before the deadline for lodging applications for the December 23 election -- a vote analysts say is crucial for the country's…
7 Aug News
The first round of voting in Mali's presidential election gave outgoing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a conclusive lead over his rival -- but unresolved anger and finger-pointing over the results have highlighted some of the country's divisions.