Topic: African Union
Congo's polls today could be a crucial step for the resource-rich country's progress toward stability and self-determination. Disputed elections could leave it conflict-prone and poor.
11/28/2011 08:41 am
It's too soon to tell what kind of new Libya will emerge in the wake of NATO's Libya mission. But Qaddafi's controversial death should not be taken as a sign that NATO's efforts were for naught.
10/31/2011 01:13 pm
Obama’s deployment of 100 American military advisers to Uganda could help defeat Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. But things could also go horribly wrong. That's what happened before. Still, the factors that led to past failure can be clearly identified – and hopefully avoided.
10/26/2011 12:13 pm
Somalia's president has condemned Kenya's surprise 10-day-long attack onto Somali soil. Uganda has praised it, and the US and French governments claim no involvement.
10/26/2011 10:27 am
Answer: Kenya is making inroads against Al Shabab. But Kenya's long-term aim is unclear.
10/24/2011 05:08 pm
A grenade attack early Monday on a Nairobi bar injured 14 and underscores the dangers Kenya may face after launching attacks in Somalia in response to kidnappings of foreign tourists in Kenya.
10/24/2011 10:12 am
The European Union is debating how best to handle the issue of conflict minerals. International Crisis Group says it should not merely follow in the United States' footsteps, but go further.
10/18/2011 04:07 pm
Kenya's military intervention into neighboring Somalia follows a string of kidnappings on Kenyan soil by Somali pirates and terrorist threats by Al Shabab, an Islamist militant group linked to Al Qaeda.
10/16/2011 06:04 pm
Foreign observer missions are praising Liberia's first domestically organized national elections since the end of civil war in 2003, but experts warn that a likely runoff election could still trigger violence.
10/12/2011 12:46 pm
If global leaders don't press Khartoum to pull back from the disputed Abyei region, it will signal to Sudan that it can resolve disputes militarily, rather than politically, writes guest blogger Amanda Hsiao.
10/07/2011 01:55 pm