Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe signed into law on Wednesday a constitution that scales back government powers, including those currently enjoyed by his own office.
President Obama defined his approach to dealing with dictators in his first inaugural address, telling tyrants he would "extend a hand" if they unclench their fists.
Pope Francis urged leaders from more than 130 countries to "open a horizon of hope" as he celebrated his first Mass on Tuesday as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Thousands thronged St. Peter's Square to cheer the new pontiff.
A northern resort town in Zimbabwe is on alert after wildlife rangers round evidence that rogue lions have mauled two people to death.
Taking daily doses of HIV-prevention pills or gels did not prevent transmission of the deadly virus, in large part because the African women involved in the study did not follow the recommended treatment regimen, researchers said Monday at a scientific conference in Atlanta.
Soccer is falling under a cloud of suspicion as never before, sullied by a multibillion-dollar web of match-fixing that is corrupting increasingly larger parts of the world's most popular sport.
The U.S. ambassador in Zimbabwe fears the troubled southern African nation will face another stolen election this year because the ruling party appears to have no desire to allow a free and fair vote.
The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe intended to deliver a few remarks at a local library, but he was left speechless by a nearly naked lady.
An Ethiopian court has sentenced 10 men to prison terms for between three and 20 years for plotting terrorist attacks with Islamist extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia.