Mediators said it was now unclear if South Sudanese rebels would start face-to-face peace talks with the government on Saturday, dampening hopes of a swift end to weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state.
The move comes as security continues to deteriorate in the capital
An exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief has been found murdered in a Johannesburg hotel room.
Two bombers among dead after police shoot and kill attackers as they try to make their way into the hotel
As a photojournalist, Kate Brooks was used to documenting war zones. Then she discovered a new kind of genocide – the killing of Africa’s elephants
Hopes of an end to hostilities in South Sudan were raised on Friday when the government agreed to a ceasefire.
Fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan’s oil-producing region today as African leaders tried to advance peace talks between the country’s president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup in the world’s newest country.
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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to delay the start of the war crimes trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta due to a lack of evidence.
Together we can not only do something to stop the slaughter of these animals, but also help those whose lives are being blighted by this unfolding crisis
The alleged victim remains in police custody after telling a radio station she had been sexually assaulted and held captive overnight
The 65-year-old from Kent faces ‘mob vigilantism’ and death threats after film of him having sex with another man were stolen from his home
The African Union's executive council has condemned the International Criminal Court's charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya as "totally unacceptable" and indicated that the continent's leaders could split from the body.
The double Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie broke the course record to win Sunday’s Great Scottish Run half-marathon in Glasgow.
Update: Despite reports last night from US officials that the target had died during heavy gunfire, it has now been confirmed that he survived the attack
Major Emmanuel Chirchir, spokesman for the Kenya Defence Forces has identified four men as gunmen in the attacks