The Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda have ruled out introducing sharia law in the country’s new constitution. It is a gesture to those seeking to keep Islam out of politics, but also an astute political move by Ennahda.
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Former prime minister and opposition leader Macky Sall (pictured) won Senegal's presidential run-off on Sunday with 65.8% of the vote to the 34.2% garnered by incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, provisional results showed Tuesday.
Two Egyptian liberal parties withdraw from a crucial vote to decide the make up of a panel that will draft the country's new constitution. Liberal MPs fear that the Islamist majority will have exclusive say over the panel's appointees.
A Libyan official said Tuesday Mauritania had agreed to extradite Muammar Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi (pictured), who is wanted by France, Libya and the ICC. A Mauritanian source only said it was “almost a done deal”.
Britain's Foreign Office confirmed Wednesday that Judith Tebbutt, a British national held hostage in Somalia since September, has been released. Tebbutt's husband David was killed when the couple was attacked near the Kenyan-Somali border.
Egyptian Copts were on Sunday paying their last respects to their spiritual leader Pope Shenuda III, who died at the weekend aged 88. The pope's body will remain on display in Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral until his burial on Tuesday.
Half-a-century ago, representatives of the French government and the main Algerian nationalist party signed the Evian Accords ending the Algerian War. But it also unleashed a series of traumatic events, which France is not keen to revisit.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, film star George Clooney said the Sudanese government was targeting civilian populations near its southern border in a repeat of tactics used in the war in Darfur.
An Egyptian military court on Sunday acquitted an army doctor charged with carrying out a forced virginity test on a female protester who had been detained last year. The court denied that such tests were carried out.
At least three people were killed in a grenade attack at a bus station in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Saturday. The city was hit by similar attacks last year after Kenya sent troops into Somalia to fight the al Shabaab rebels.
Figures released recently showed the global arms trade was booming, but data on China was conspicuously lacking. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the Asian power's growing role in the arms business and its impact on global stability.
Leaders in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday declared autonomy for the Cyrenaica region and called for a return to federalism. Libya's interim rulers rejected the demand, promoting a decentralised model for the recently liberated country.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was released from hospital on Sunday and is reportedly recovering well after undergoing a diagnostic procedure related to a longstanding stomach ailment.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was recovering well after being admitted to hospital on Saturday. The 93-year-old underwent a diagnostic procedure related to a long-standing stomach condition and is due to be discharged on Monday.
A missile strike killed four al Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia, a government official said Friday. The strike comes a day after world leaders vowed to help Somalia tackle its security threats at a conference in London.
The US State Department on Wednesday urged Senegal's security forces to allow peaceful protests and avoid the use of force as violent clashes continue to escalate ahead of Sunday's presidential election.