Nigerians headed to the polls Saturday to elect a new president in the most closely fought election since independence, framed by Boko Haram violence, economic woes and endemic corruption in Africa's most populous nation.
Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi described in his first letter from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, according to German weekly Der Spiegel in a report to be published on Saturday.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council said Friday.
Society stands at a crossroads of artificial intelligence: We can design computers that sharpen our wits or we can let our machines turn us into ignoramuses. That observation capped a provocative panel on Tuesday at Austin’s South By Southwest conference.
Tshwane metropolitan municipality is the most green city in South Africa, beating contenders City of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay metros by winning the local leg of the Earth Hour Global Capital challenge.