Somalia's president has condemned Kenya's surprise 10-day-long attack onto Somali soil. Uganda has praised it, and the US and French governments claim no involvement.
10/26/2011 10:27 am
The European Union is debating how best to handle the issue of conflict minerals. International Crisis Group says it should not merely follow in the United States' footsteps, but go further.
10/18/2011 04:07 pm
Guest blogger Jason Stearns recaps some of the recent developments leading up to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's elections, scheduled for next month.
10/14/2011 02:44 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
In Pictures Monitor photographers in Africa
While the world is making progress on putting women in positions of power and passing legislation to promote gender equality, these laws often don't reach those who need the most help, says new UN report.
07/06/2011 05:10 pm
African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a 'Great Firewall of China' to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.
06/13/2011 03:13 pm
The African Union Mission in Somalia has been gaining ground against Al Shabab, but threats of countries withdrawing soldiers and failure to pay others could set back that progress.
06/06/2011 04:58 pm
Prize-winning journalist Tracy Kidder wrote a popular book on social activist Paul Farmer. But how involved should he have become in promoting Farmer's work?
05/31/2011 03:53 pm
Kenya greeted Osama bin Laden's death as "justice." Other countries worry that America's battle against terrorism masks an attempt to expand military influence in Africa.
05/02/2011 02:51 pm