South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday, a day before the Parliament was expected to pass a no-confidence vote to remove him from power. Also Wednesday, the country's elite police unit raided the home of a controversial business family linked to the embattled president. The raid is seen as part of the pressure to force Zuma to stand down after nine years in power. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
As competition day gets closer, Nigeria's bobsled team members say they are super excited about their Winter Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team, which is making history as Africa's first bobsled team to compete in the Winter Games, is led by Nigerian-American Seun Adigun, a hurdler who represented Nigeria in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
Feb. 17 marks seven years since the start of the Libyan revolution, which culminated with the bloody overthrow of long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi in October 2011. Seven years later, the country is in free-fall on many levels and remains in turmoil. Despite this, the U.N. envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has a plan to hold elections by the end of the year. VOA's Sabina Castelfranco has more.