Topic: Alex Thurston
Sudan and South Sudan's leaders met this weekend to begin addressing disputes that have spurred violence in the tense border region.
10/11/2011 04:38 pm
As Al Shabab's foothold along Somalia's border with Kenya grows, Kenya is vying to prevent its own economy and safety from being undermined.
10/11/2011 02:57 pm
Cameroon's President Paul Biya removed a two-term limit so that he could run for reelection. He's likely to win, but recent angry rhetoric and violence hint at significant discontent.
10/03/2011 03:49 pm
The African Union Mission for Somalia is getting 3,000 more troops to keep its hold on Mogadishu, but there's no indication that AMISOM will be able to gain control of the country.
09/30/2011 11:17 am
Mali has asked for logistical and financial support in its 2012 presidential elections, an event that could solidify huge strides made in recent years.
09/28/2011 03:07 pm
South Sudan wants to join the regional organization that handles disputes over the Nile River's water resources, putting pressure on members to figure out a more detailed policy.
09/27/2011 01:48 pm
To aid counterterrorism operations in Somalia and Yemen, the Obama administration is beefing up its drone network by expanding to Ethiopia, possibly risking its relationship with Africa.
09/23/2011 12:09 pm
Egypt and Ethiopia used to be at odds over shared usage of the Nile River's water resources, but Egypt's new leadership seems to prefer cooperation.
09/22/2011 12:00 pm
Despite hopes of pluralism, Sudan's government is cracking down on Sudan People's Liberation Movement members who stayed behind when South Sudan seceded.
09/22/2011 11:46 am
Qaddafi's influence in the region remains strong, despite Niger's recognition of the rebel government, making it difficult for the government and people to make up their minds.
09/16/2011 12:03 pm