The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is waging a bloody war against his own people, drawing international condemnation - but some warn he is a "crafty survivalist."
When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.
The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.
Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.
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Voters in southern Sudan, over a one-week period beginning this Sunday as scheduled, will be choosing between unity and separation.
Sudanese women's rights activists and allies protested the beating of a young woman by laughing police officers that was captured on video and circulated around the world.
A look at the current political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.