In the capital Tripoli, and across many cities in the North African country, thousands packed public squares where the authorities were organising concerts and other festivities.
Postponed meeting was to be first on controversial Blue Nile dam project since talks broke down last November
After inheriting country hobbled by decades of autocratic rule, Adama Barrow gets mixed marks in bringing Gambia forward
Ramaphosa also pledges to create jobs for youth and woo investors to country in first state of nation address in parliament
Human Rights Watch accuses local authorities of 'cracking down' on activists, rights groups
As Africa's second most-populous country enters uncharted political territory, here are four questions about what happened -- and what comes next.
UNICEF documents more than 76 murders, most of them were women and children
Political actors in Libya need to get out of foreign pressures and act independently, says Turkey’s special envoy
The State of the Nation address is an annual mix of political pageantry and policy announcements, but the flagship event was postponed last week as Zuma battled to stay in office.
Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday following anti-government protests in country
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday after weeks of anti-government demonstrations and growing splits within the country's ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition.
18 people killed during a gunmen attack in Nigeria's Zamfara State
Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, was elected unopposed a day after Jacob Zuma resigned
Egypt-Libya border areas continue to see sporadic clashes between smugglers, security forces
Corrects 2nd paragraph, which had erroneously referred Tunisia’s prime ministry as Lebanon's
Citing Sudan's historical bond with Turkey, Ibrahim Ghandour appeals for more Turkish investment
Political parties, civil society groups call out Lungu's 'casual approach' to dealing with rising corruption
Dozens of migrants were injured in the accident
Nigeria resumes mass trial of large number of Boko Haram suspects
There are around 96,000 stateless people in Kuwait
2015 terrorist attack on Tunis's Bardo Museum left 21 people - including three Japanese tourists - dead