Gambia withdraws from the Commonwealth

One-Minute Read Thu 3 Oct, AT 16:12

President Yahya Jammeh said Gambia no longer wished to be part of a "neo-colonial institution"

Nairobi attack: horror tales emerge as siege ends

Summary Tue 24 Sep, AT 11:50

Witnesses reveal terrible scenes of dead children, sexual abuse at gunpoint, and mutilated bodies

Nairobi Westgate attack: what do we know so far?

Briefing Mon 23 Sep, AT 16:15

Britons among the victims killed in the attack on Kenyan shopping centre by al-Shabaab militants

Zimbabwe election a 'farce' says Tsvangirai as tensions rise

First Reaction Thu 1 Aug, AT 16:37

Robert Mugabe's supporters claim victory for Zanu-PF but observers express concerns over vote rigging

Nelson Mandela

World asked to pray as Nelson Mandela returns to hospital

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Mar, AT 10:49

Concerns for South African ex-president as he is treated for lung infection

Kenya goes to polls hoping to avoid violent crisis of 2007

Briefing Mon 4 Mar, AT 11:27

East African nation faces its most 'important and complicated' election after bloodshed of previous poll

Pistorius prays for Reeva: memorial or publicity stunt?

First Reaction Wed 27 Feb, AT 12:00

Some wonder why details of the Blade Runner's private service were leaked to the media

Fears Briton is among hostages 'taken by Islamists' in Nigeria

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Feb, AT 11:22

Is capture of seven foreigners the latest example of extremists flexing their muscle in north Africa?