• The car of Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana was reportedly attacked with machine guns and rocket launchers.

    Residents line up prior to casting their vote in the village of Buye, the hometown of Burundi's president in Ngozi province, northern Burundi, on July 21, 2015.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 02, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT
  • Students at a primary school in Johannesburg, South Africa. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Decades after the end of apartheid rule in which nonwhite students were not permitted a rigorous science and math education, South African girls are being aggressively targeted and trained for entry into STEM careers.Africa,apartheid,gender equality,Historical race concepts,Micro Enterprise Development Organization,South Africa,STEM,Technology,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Jul 17, 2015, 8:53 AM EDT
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    We look at other young states to analyze the pitfalls and the rare successes. Africa,Americas,Asia-Pacific,Europe,Middle East,East Timor,Kosovo,Liberland,Montenegro,Palau,Serbia,South Sudan,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Jul 09, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT
  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame attends a press conference with Ethiopia's Prime Minister at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 16, 2015.

    Parliamentarians support change that would allow President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in 2017.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2015, 4:07 AM EDT
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    According to Reuters, prominent anti-apartheid cleric and veteran South African leader, Archbishop Desmond Tutu was released from hospital on Tuesday after being re-admitted for a recurring infection related to treatment for his prostate cancer, his daughter said.

    Tutu, 83, who was hospitalized over the weekend at a Cape Town hospital, would continue his recovery at home, his daughter, the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said in a statement.

    "The infection was a consequence of treatment for prostate cancer that the archbishop has received over the past 18 years. The cancer, itself, was well under control," Mpho said.

    Africa,African National Congress,Desmond Tutu,Jacob Zuma,Nelson Mandela,South Africa,United Nations,Lora Moftah


    Published Date : Aug 04, 2015, 4:55 PM EDT
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    Many had hoped that President Pierre Nkurunziza's election to a controversial third term would the violence roiling Burundi, but some worry recent killings may be a prelude to another bloody conflict.Africa,Burundi,Pierre Claver Mbonimpa,Pierre Nkurunziza,Political geography,presidential elections,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Aug 04, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT