Topic: Alex Thurston
Kenya's 'Ocampo Six' – the name given to the six political figures accused by the ICC of inciting Kenya's 2007 post-election violence – have one more hearing in The Hague before their trials begin.
08/12/2011 12:28 pm
The Islamist group Al Shabab withdrew from Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, this weekend, but whether that is a sign of success for the African Union mission and Somalian government is unclear.
08/08/2011 01:41 pm
In a video of two European engineers who were kidnapped in Nigeria, the hostages say their kidnappers are from Al Qaeda, but their home governments have doubts.
08/05/2011 10:47 am
Force has not quelled Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for many terror attacks in the north. Now Nigeria's government is offering talks.
08/01/2011 03:38 pm
Niger's military ensured a peaceful transition of power after ousting previous leader, but when newly elected President Issoufou began investigating Army corruption, officers tried to kill him.
07/27/2011 03:38 pm
East Africa's drought has brought down water levels at Kenya's power dams, forcing power companies to ration it. Nairobi, the Rift Valley, and western Kenya will see the worst blackouts.
07/26/2011 02:51 pm
A report on the impact of climate change predicts that Mali's agricultural output will suffer greatly, which could exacerbate problems such as unemployment and security problems.
07/25/2011 05:07 pm
Somalia's militant group Al Shabab announced that a ban on some aid groups remains in place. The decision stems from a distrust of outsiders and a desire to deny the famine's existence.
07/22/2011 10:38 am
The Nigerian government's strategy for dealing with Boko Haram is based on its experience with militants in the Niger Delta, but Boko Haram's different grievances means those tactics may not work.
07/20/2011 04:42 pm
Even if the family code passes, it will be somewhat of a victory for Muslim organizations and leaders who were able to get their concerns incorporated into the legislation, proving their political clout.
07/12/2011 05:09 pm