A coup attempt by rebel officers against a government that itself came to power by military force, leaves Malagasy citizens calling it an example of political theater and all eyes on a constitutional vote.
US law enforcement has arrested several people suspected of helping Al Shabab, a Somalia terrorist group. Do those helping the group see Al Shabab's actions as terrorism, or as part of a nationalist struggle?
President Yoweri Museveni is favored to win a fourth consecutive term, but fraud and intimidation could lead to clashes in the run-up to the Feb. 18 Uganda election.
Sudan has not been included in meetings to discuss ways to fight back against the Lord's Resistance Army. This is a missed opportunity, says Ledio Cakaj, a guest blogger from the Enough Project.
Guest blogger Laura Jones of the Enough Project questions whether the UN visit to Darfur, which was followed by the government's arrest of those the UN met with, hurt more than it helped.
Chins has reportedly been trying to block publication of a United Nations report that says 11 different kinds of Chinese-made bullet casings have been found at the sites of attacks by government-allied militia in Sudan's Darfur region.
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.
Kenya allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing war crime charges, to visit. The move was smart for domestic and regional politics, although it brought international criticism.
The best hope for stability in Somalia may lie in African Union troops, but they can't take the offensive against the terrorist group Al Shabab.
The striking conclusion of a new draft UN report is that violence perpetrated by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's and Congolese President Laurent Kabila's forces against Hutus could constitute 'crimes of genocide.'