The threat of such a test, coming amid plans to test a controversial rocket this week, is seen as an effort by North Korea to extort more aid from the international community.
Sudanese authorities have a long history of closing newspapers and silencing journalists, but the government is now pushing papers out of business by targeting their sales, writes a guest blogger.
Tiny Tamaula is the new face of rural Mexico: Villagers are home again as the illegal immigration boom drops to net zero
Guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary argues that Nigeria must treat the Islamist militant group Boko Haram as a homegrown threat, fueled by decades of unaddressed regional grievances.
Reality isn't as scary as some would like us to believe.
Vice President Joyce Banda took over as Malawi's president on Saturday. Her first challenge: restoring relations with donor nations to the poverty stricken nation.
Brewing conflict with Sudan in the north, and Joseph Kony's LRA in the south, are just two of South Sudan's challenges. Nonviolent Peaceforce is working to protect the population, especially women and children, from these and other threats.
Maybe, but the Tuaregs have longed for independence for decades, and Mali's security has been declining for years.