A rival rejected the contentious provisional results, officially in favor of one opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi.

Expressing “serious doubts” on the conformity of the provisional results of December 30 vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the African Union has called on the country to suspend final election results.

The MV Nyerere ferry was overloaded with nearly 400 passengers aboard.

At least 100 people have died, and hundreds of others are missing after an overloaded passenger ferry capsized in the south of Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Thursday.

Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is nicknamed

Far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro snagged a thumping win in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election but fell just short of amassing 50 percent votes, required to avoid second-round run-off later this month.

  • Brazil’s presidential election took a bloody turn on Friday after far-right presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, sustained “grave” wounds in a knife attack during a campaign rally in the south-east state of Minas Gerais.

  • Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro said the country should set its fuel prices at par with the international levels to combat rampant smuggling, which inflicts a loss of about $18 billion on the national exchequer annually.

  • Following a marathon debate spanning over 15 hours, Argentina’s Senate voted 38 to 31 against a bill that seeks to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the country dominated by Roman Catholics.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech marked 40 years since the country introduced major economic reforms.

Amid criticism over a sluggish economy and trade standoff with the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Beijing “will never seek global hegemony,” adding that the country cannot be dictated to make reforms.

  • Chinese media accused the U.S. of resorting to hooliganism over the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou, accusing Washington of attempting to hamstring the expansion of its leading competitive technology company.

  • Beijing called on Canada to immediately release Meng Wanzhou, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's CFO, who was detained in Vancouver and faces extradition to the U.S. over a possible breach of sanctions against Iran.

  • Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany called on Berlin & other Western states to up the ante against Russia by imposing new sanctions in response to Moscow’s seizure of Ukrainian ships near Crimea on Sunday.

The parliament and even British PM Theresa May’s own cabinet are bitterly divided over her Brexit deal.

After surviving a crucial confidence vote on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold cross-party talks to break the deadlock on her Brexit withdrawal agreement with the European Union.

Kurdish YPG Fighters in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after the withdrawal of American troops while demanding the Kurds not to “provoke” Ankara either.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’ resignation

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’ resignation opened a barrage of criticism, with former defense officials calling on the Republican Party to constraint an “erratic and acerbic” Donald Trump.