The swearing-in ceremony is to be held on Tuesday despite criticism from the opposition and members of international community.
'We aren't going to give an inch of our offices to illegal government,' one minister says in country where no president has ever served a full term.
South Sudan rebel chief to miss international deadline for big return; expected to fly in next week as peace deal hangs in balance.
For first time in 70 years, the UN is holding open hearings for those hoping to become its next secretary-general. But 'club' retains the final say.
The UN Security Council two weeks ago adopted a resolution that calls for the repatriation of entire abusive peacekeeping units
Shame: UN peacekeepers from 21 nations, most in Africa, accused of sexual abuse in much-awaited report
For the first time nationalities of troops facing anuse allegations have been named--DR Congo, S.Africa and Morocco top disturbing list.
President reappointed Riek Machar as his deputy last week, as part of a deal signed under huge pressure from an impatient international community.
One Harvard-educated woman is already seeking to be president as UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed 'watershed' inclusive plan.
UN chief Ban says 1,100 more peacekeepers needed to protect civilians as shaky South Sudan peace deal takes hold
The report to the Security Council last week painted a pessimistic picture of the conflict in the world's youngest nation.
UPDATE: Rwanda's Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of 'massacres'; thousands flee Bujumbura fearing crackdown
Seven people executed by gunmen in Burundi bar attack as police launch weapon raids.
Boko Haram Islamist militants are increasingly using children to carry out bombings on crowded places.
Three new cases of rape by a MINUSCA contingent from the DR Congo came to light this week. Morocco and Burundi too accused.
One of the alleged victims is a minor. UN chief says sexual abuse in peacekeeping is a "cancer in our system".
UN peacekeepers in Bangui raped a 12-year-old girl and killed a 16-year-old boy, says Amnesty International citing witnesses.
The final report form is out, and despite all the headlines, the continent is actually in a good place, ahead of the next big push
Votes counted in Burundi as Nkurunzia party eyes controversial win, and 10,000 flee country over the weekend
Opposition leader said the government would "invent the numbers", and that the polls were "a parody of elections."
Country faces a crucial poll in June that could strengthen regional gains, or push it back in a horror past, as president digs in.
Could Nigeria do it? Vote gets thumbs up from observers, now fingers crossed as anxious wait for winner on
For Africa’s biggest economy, much is riding on the outcome, not least its status as one of the region’s hottest investment destinations.