Human Rights Watch has accused the Ethiopian capital of killing anti-goverment protesters
Attempted land grab by Ethiopian government has led to violence against ethnic group
Despite looking drastically different to modern humans, Australopiths like Lucy walked upright and even used tools
Lucy has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 41st anniversary of her discovery
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.
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
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.
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.
Ethiopian edges out Briton in Great North Run and seeks rematch in London Marathon
There have been crossroads in Mo Farah’s life defined by Haile Gebrselassie.
The best efforts of Africa’s finest cannot deny the superstar of distance running his double double glory on the Moscow track
Briton makes distance running look easy but even he will struggle to emulate Kenenisa Bekele
The Briton exerts as little energy as possible in heat
Farah digs deep on final lap to clinch gold and underline his status as Britain's greatest distance runner