President Jacob Zuma expressed condolences on Saturday morning following the death of Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie.
Roy Padayachie was a committed patriot who died in the service of his country, deputy minister of public service and administration said on Saturday.
If you are looking for God in Ethiopia, you won't have to search too hard. He is everywhere, writes Mohammed Selman.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the signing of a treaty of non-aggression between Sudan and South Sudan over their disputed border.
Sudan and South Sudan signed a security agreement which aims to defuse tensions over oil payments which officials had warned could spark a war.
Hullabaloo over AU Commission chairpersonship.
A complex matrix of issues stymied Dlamini-Zuma's bid for Africa's top job.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in an unusually outspoken declaration on Sunday, told African leaders they must respect gay rights.
Sources say the same voter tactics will be adopted as were used against Muammar Gaddafi in order to get Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma elected to the AU.
President Jacob Zuma is in for a busy few weeks as he leaves for Qatar on Monday to strengthen political and economic relations between the countries.
African leaders said on Monday that Sudan and Somalia had not been forgotten at their annual summit, overshadowed by the crisis in Egypt.
Floodwaters have displaced nearly 16 000 people in north-eastern Ethiopia, the United Nations said on Monday.
African Union (AU) heads of state focused on rising tensions in oil-rich, secessionist southern Sudan on Monday.
The prime minister appointed by Madagascar's ousted president, Marc Ravalomanana, has been arrested by soldiers loyal to the island's new leader.
Fears were mounting on Friday of a new humanitarian disaster in Darfur after Sudan ordered the expulsion of aid agencies.
The African Union imposed sanctions on Thursday on the junta that overthrew the government and seized power in Mauritania last August.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi's drive to create a "union government" for all of Africa has instead heightened divisions on the continent.
Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe on Tuesday blamed Western sanctions for his country's economic collapse, which has left millions jobless and hungry.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi vowed on Monday to push for the creation of a "United States of Africa", as he was elected head of the African Union.
The AU's annual summit was to kick off Sunday with another year of crises likely to upstage an official agenda focused on infrastructure.