The arrest of officers from Niger's military junta could complicate the junta's attempts to return Niger to democracy.
The upcoming Sudan referendum will pose a challenge for Renk, a town that is technically in south Sudan but is heavily influenced by north Sudan's culture and economy.
Journalists tend to roll their eyes when a Hollywood star arrives in a refugee camp, calling for action. But when celebrities bring global attention to a distant and confusing conflict, and when they call for sensible diplomatic action, their star power may actually do some good.
White South Africans are increasingly living below the poverty line as the country's job market adjusts to a post-apartheid era, which lacks the government support for whites that it once had.
LRA leader Joseph Kony should be arrested, but its not as easy as sending in US troops, which are not likely to be welcomed by locals, writes guest blogger Laura Seay.
South Africa is one of five countries elected by the United Nations on Tuesday to serve on the Security Council for two-year terms, beginning Jan. 1.
Food security is a concern in Africa, but Africans are better able to adapt their agricultural methods to the threat than many are acknowledging.
An ad agency in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a contest for what to do with the controversial plastic horns. Suggestions include refashioning the vuvuzelas into candlestick holders, light stands, even ‘vuvu-brellas’ to keep you dry.
Court E – Liberia's innovative new courtroom just for rape cases – must now weather a national media drama and all the scrutiny that comes of trying a high-level government employee.
The Sudan referendum could be derailed if issues in the border region Abyei are not addressed before the January vote.
Lifting sanctions on Zimbabwe would encourage further reform, says Botswana President Khama, formerly a vocal critic of Zimbabwe President Mugabe.
The nationalization of South Africa mining would scare off investors at a time when foreign investment is needed most to help create jobs, say industry experts.
The Rwandan Education Ministry announced that it may cut scholarship funding for university and use that money for primary education, where it leads the region in enrollment.
Mo Ibrahim's governance index, released Tuesday, is a way for Africans outside Africa to prove their worth to Westerners, but those on the African continent don't understand why it should matter.