Ghana's electoral authorities said John Dramani Mahama has won a new term as president in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering.
Guinea Bissau's presidential hopeful, Carlos Gomes Junior says the country needs international rescue ahead of elections.
US vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin fell prey to a prankster on Saturday when he called her impersonating French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Oil prices vaulted to a record $100 a barrel on Wednesday as violence in Nigeria, tight energy stockpiles and a weaker dollar triggered a surge of speculative buying, dealers said. Oil's climb to the psychologically key triple-digit price helped send stocks tumbling on Wall Street and further darkened an already gloomy economic outlook in the United States.