The African Union summit got underway Sunday in Kampala, Uganda, amid calls for greater cooperation on terrorism following the city's deadly July 11 bombings by Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked militant group, Al Shabab.
Zachary Chesser and Paul Rockwood are two American Muslims charged with plotting to commit acts of violent jihad. Both had alleged connections with Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric in Yemen who may have motivated November's Fort Hood rampage.
Recent reports have accused the US military of irresponsible disposal of millions of pounds of hazardous waste, mostly from the Iraq war. But after investigating, the military says EPA standards are being upheld.
Uruguay’s Diego Forlan earns our Top Goal honors not just by virtue of his performance in this entire World Cup (he earned the Golden Ball award for most valuable player), but also for the sheer merit his gem of a goal in the third-place face-off with Germany on July 10. Shortly into the second half, Forlan gave Uruguay the lead with a side volley to make your jaw drop. A center pass came too high in the air to dribble, but too low to head. Never one to muck about, Forlan cracked it right out of the air and down with perfect technique. The ball bounced in the box, slipped off the wet grass and into the net.
Many prime borrowers are being caught between devalued homes and job losses. Will Congress step in?
Many of South Africa's poorest are spreading rumors that all foreign migrant workers will be chased from their homes or killed after the World Cup. But at a concert this week, South Africa jazz great Hugh Masekela reminded South Africans of the essential humanity of their concept of ubuntu.
The self-declared republic of Somaliland voted this past weekend for a new president. Somaliland is the one corner of Somalia that functions, but the international community refuses recognize it as a nation-state. Is the West scuppering its best chance for democracy in the region?
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
After the French team imploded at the World Cup, the French national parliament held two secret inquiries this week into the catostrophe!
Africans, primarily from Nigeria and Ghana, have flocked to Cambodia to play in the kingdom's professional soccer league. It's seen as a steppingstone to the European leagues, or even the World Cup.