Kenya's government offered amnesty to men who went to fight with Al Shabab in Somalia and want to return home. But in communities like Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, wariness overrides a rush to welcome them.
Government militia are accused of destroying livestock and grain in Unity state, forcing up to 500 refugees a day to seek shelter at a UN camp. The scorched-earth strategy raises the risk of famine in one of the world's poorest nations.
Chad security forces have arrested Bahna Fanaye, a leader from jihadist group Boko Haram, and have detained 74 suspects. Fanaye coordinated the trafficking of weapons between Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad for the radical Islamic network, Chad's chief prosecutor said.
The International Criminal Court's shaky standing in Africa may have been furthered damaged by S. Africa's refusal to detain the visiting Sudanese president last week – and its move to challenge its own court for trying to prevent him from leaving.
South Africa wants to re-establish itself militarily as an important player in Africa's peacekeeping initiatives. But it has to overcome a small budget, and its own needs to police its borders, to move it from a 'critical state of decline.'
Five female lions and two males will be transferred beginning Monday to Rwanda's Akagera National Park by truck and plane, says African Parks, a South Africa-based group that runs national wildlife parks in Africa.
An estimated one-third of government spending goes towards Chad's vaunted army, a dependable regional policeman and the pride of the people. But a taste of stability, and oil money, has Chadians wanting more.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore the hallmarks of al-Shabab, the Somali Islamic extremist group that has vowed to step up attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.