The only region that is still producing oil in South Sudan two months after violence erupted has now been seized by rebels.
Civil war looms after rebels spurn a proposal to end the violence raging across South Sudan.
The Stormers have made seven changes to their team for the final match of their Super Rugby overseas tour against the Rebels in Melbourne, Australia.
The death of 13 SA soldiers in the Central African Republic has left an "indelible mark" on relations between the two countries, says the ANC.
The Sharks recorded their biggest Super Rugby victory on Saturday with a 64-7 humiliation of the Melbourne Rebels at Kings Park in Durban.
The Syrian National Coalition's prime minister will run daily life in large swathes of territory freed from regime control but mired in chaos.
Thailand's government has signed its first-ever agreement with a rebel group in the south of the country, pledging to work towards peace talks.
The kingpin behind the plot to overthrow Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila has been arrested in Cape Town, says the Hawks.
The state claims to have evidence that the 19 arrested Congolese nationals were part of a secret unit to unseat the DRC president.
Colombia's Farc rebels have kidnapped three oil workers and killed four soldiers in the nation's south, says military sources.
Uganda helped the M23 militia with "logistics" as it fought a deadly and successful offensive against the Congolese army.
A Congolese rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda have resumed mortar and machine gun fire at a village just three kilometers outside of Goma.
The Lions capped their final home game of the 2012 Super Rugby with a 37-32 win over the Melbourne Rebels.
Libya's interim council hopes to seize one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds without resistance as it tries to control the entire country.
Libyan forces closed in on Muammar Gaddafi's home town, vowing to seize it by force if negotiations fail.
Libyan rebels are facing a new battle by struggling to provide Tripoli's residents with water, electricity, petrol and food.
Muammar Gaddafi has urged Libyans to take up arms and crush an uprising in Tripoli as rebel troops closed on the capital for a final onslaught.
Foreign nationals are due to be evacuated from Tripoli on a boat to Malta as fighting between rebels and Muammar Gaddafi's forces reached the capital.
Libyan rebel chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil says "the end is very near" for Moammar Gadaffi and that it will be "catastrophic".
Rebels have hoisted their flag in a strategic town near Tripoli after the most dramatic advance in months, cutting off important routes.