President Robert Mugabe's police force has detained staff from prominent civil groups and raided offices of election and human rights monitors in recent months.
The French prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has praised neighbouring Switzerland for approving an initiative to curb excessive pay and so-called "golden handshakes".
As Eurosceptics gain election victories in Britain and Italy, French far-right leader Marine Le Pan has called for a referendum on France’s membership of the European Union at the beginning ...
France’s parliament has approved the first and most important article of the government’s law legalising same-sex marriage.
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Egypt finished the first round of its referendum on its proposed constitution yesterday. The next round will take place next Saturday in the smaller towns and countryside.
Egupt's proposed referendum on Morsi's constitution plan is under fire from Salafists and judges. A new African stocks index hopes to seduce foreign investors.
Proposals to legalise gay marriage in line with François Hollande’s election promises, have sparked renewed debate over the issue in France, with some elected officials saying they ...
The economic turmoil in the Eurozone has led to a resurgence of Euroscepticism in Britain, from where Clare Bodin reports.
Syria held a controversial referendum on changes to the constitution on Sunday while shelling in the rebel stronghold of Homs killed at least 30 people.