Cash strapped and beset by political turmoil, the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is petitioning neighboring South Africa for a USD $1.4 billion bailout to stave off collapse.
The two European NATO countries which have spearheaded the intervention in war torn Libya, the United Kingdom and France, are calling for an intensification of the intervention.
The capture and detention of former President Laurent Gbagbo ends last week's military standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, but innumerable challenges remain.
The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is waging a bloody war against his own people, drawing international condemnation - but some warn he is a "crafty survivalist."
When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.
The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.
Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.
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Voters in southern Sudan, over a one-week period beginning this Sunday as scheduled, will be choosing between unity and separation.