Comparisons were quickly made with the 2004 film "The Terminal," in which a man played by Tom Hanks finds himself stuck in a New York airport after his government collapses, rendering his papers useless.
Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal strongman.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony Friday, making a defiant first public appearance since the military takeover that appeared to signal the end of his 37-year reign.
Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was one of four African leaders left off the invite list for the US-Africa Leaders Summit this week. The snub sparked debate among Washington's Eritrean expat community about whether or not the gesture had any real meaning.
Sharon Hillier didn't start out wanting to be the voice of, well, the vagina. But when she discovered just how off-base men who studied women's reproductive issues were, she felt she had to do something.
Every three years or so, the Convention on International Trade Of Endangered Species (CITES) meets to determine the best way to protect plants and animals traded across borders. The most recent meeting was deemed a great success by most of the participants.
Zimbabwe's economy is in tatters and this weekend, President Robert Mugabe is facing his toughest re-election bid since the end of white rule there; Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch, who's in the capital Harare covering the election.
Opposition leaders in Zimbabwe are calling on the United Nations to send armed peacekeepers to their country, as many supporters of the opposition have been threatened and killed in the run-up to this weekend's presidential runoff