Topic: Alex Thurston
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
Senegal yielded to UN pressure not to extradite Hissene Habre, who is wanted in Chad for human rights violations. The UN and other international groups fear he will be tortured and executed in Chad.
07/11/2011 10:40 am
Two fights between the Mauritanian military and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb raises questions about the military's role fighting terror, an escalation of hostilities, and weapons sources.
07/08/2011 01:53 pm
Even Somalis who are not members of the local militant group Al Shabab may see US drone strikes on the group as an unwelcome foreign intervention.
07/08/2011 12:26 pm
The soon-to-be separate countries will remain interdependent after South Sudan's July 9 independence because of intertwined economies and security concerns.
07/05/2011 02:14 pm
Boko Haram has been receiving more attention from the international community and media since its June 16 attack in Abuja. The scrutiny warrants a look at its history.
07/01/2011 04:11 pm