Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Tuesday 6th March 2012 13:04
Voters in 10 American states are picking a Republican presidential candidate during Suoer Tuesday.
The contests are being held in Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Oklahoma, Idaho, North Dakota and Alaska.
The most closely watched battleground will be Ohio as no Republican nominee has ever become president without winning the state.
Wednesday 8th February 2012 11:03
New Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan has denied allegations of a coup, claiming he did not prearrange the removal of previous president Mohamed Nasheed.
Former president Mohamed Nasheed told the AFP news agency that he had been forced to resign by armed police, in an organised takeover planned by Mr. Hassan, on Tuesday.
Wednesday 18th March 2009 16:19
Opposition leader Andry Rajoelina celebrated in the island's capital Antananarivo after being appointed Madagascar's new leader.
The move came a day after military leaders granted powers to the former disc jockey when President Marc Ravalomanana stepped down.
Rajoelina partied with supporters in the street after meeting his ministers to plan strategies.
Among his priorities are an anti-poverty programme and controlling dissent in the armed forces.
Wednesday 4th March 2009 15:35
Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
This is the first time the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a warrant against a sitting head of the state.
The UN has accused the Sudanese government of ordering mass murder, rape and torture against non-Arab tribes in Darfur for revolting against the government. However, the government has persistently denied the accusations.
Nearly 300,000 million people have been killed and millions been displaced since the war started in 2003.