Topic: Alex Thurston
A key Darfuri rebel commander who took refuge in Libya is now back in the region. His return could destabilize an uneasy peace between the rebels and the governments of Sudan and Chad.
09/13/2011 04:19 pm
With Somalian refugees pouring in, former leaders standing trial, food prices climbing, and constitutional changes up in the air, Kenya is struggling.
09/02/2011 03:55 pm
How Kenyans react to the appearance before The Hague of the men accused in Kenya's post-election violence will indicate whether the trial will exacerbate simmering ethnic and political tension.
08/29/2011 03:17 pm
Today's suicide attack on the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria marks the first time Boko Haram has struck a foreign target.
08/26/2011 02:24 pm
With Tripoli almost entirely in rebel hands, what will the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, who sometimes brokered peace and sometimes stoked conflict, mean for the countries to Libya’s south?
08/22/2011 10:59 am
The Nigerian government is creating a fact finding committee on local Islamist militant group Boko Haram in hopes of putting an end to its attacks in Nigeria's northeast through dialogue.
08/19/2011 02:21 pm
As Senegal's President Wade awaits a verdict from the constitutional council on whether he can run for a third term, his former protegee is gaining support for his own presidential candidacy.
08/19/2011 02:20 pm
Nigeria's Boko Haram says it would be willing to negotiate with the government if the mediator was the Sultan of Sokoto, a critic of government tactics against the militant group.
08/17/2011 03:56 pm
A Human Rights Watch report documents abuses by the Somali government and African Union peacekeeping forces, as well as Al Shabab.
08/15/2011 02:05 pm
Mali is a regional outlier for trying to combat Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb with not just force, but also an initiative to address societal problems seen as fostering extremism.
08/12/2011 03:01 pm