Place names are almost never changed for the better. David Head was taken by the Despotate of Epirus, a medieval state in Albania and western Greece. But, partly because it's why I know them, I restricted this list to countries that have issued postage stamps.
‘You can keep Dubai –give me Addis Ababa any day’
Exclusive: 60-year-old reportedly said he sees no reason to stay alive
Government and rebel leaders in South Sudan have signed a ceasefire – the first step towards peace in the country after five weeks of violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.
World View: Is collective hatred of a bully enough to make a nation?
Reports have moved the UN to action as tensions between ethnic Dinka and Nuer in the world’s newest nation escalate
The comedian will guest host the show and invite John Cleese on-air
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.
Local media reports suggest retired farmer Dhaqabo Ebba's recollections of historical events place his date of birth in the 1850s
Jamaican powered through after slow start
Keeping track: It was a bit of a sight with me in tears and Perri in a wheelchair!
The best efforts of Africa’s finest cannot deny the superstar of distance running his double double glory on the Moscow track
A military plane that crash-landed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday belonged to Ethiopia and was carrying ammunition, two security sources said.
Rutherford set to decide today if he will compete in Moscow but Farah reigns supreme
An emergency locator transmitter problem may have caused the fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane that caused disruption last week at Heathrow airport, it was revealed today.
The 787, launched as the world's most eco-friendly plane, may be grounded for a second time