The self-declared republic of Somaliland voted this past weekend for a new president. Somaliland is the one corner of Somalia that functions, but the international community refuses recognize it as a nation-state. Is the West scuppering its best chance for democracy in the region?
07/08/2010 05:00 pm
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Allegations of fraud in May's local elections have brought a new wave of violence to the capital city and lurched Burundi into political crisis. Opposition parties are refusing to put forward any presidential candidates, a week before Burundi's election.
06/23/2010 06:23 pm
Both the insurgent group Al Shabab and the US-backed Somali government rely on children to fill their ranks, human rights officials say.
06/16/2010 07:19 pm
Grenade attacks Sunday injured seven people in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. "Not that it's not serious – but this is Bujumbura, where gunfire lulled people to sleep for the better part of 15 years," says blogger Jina Moore.
06/14/2010 06:30 pm
A colonial era agreement gives Egypt and Sudan rights over all water in the world's longest river. But a population boom in the Nile River's basin has other Africa countries clamoring for more access.
06/04/2010 12:39 pm
Surface waters of Lake Tanganyika, the world's second-deepest lake, are warmer now than any time in the last 1,500 years.
05/19/2010 04:09 pm
Terry Hodson, who now lives in South Africa, delivers food and offers comfort and advice to refugees from the troubles in neighboring Zimbabwe.
04/12/2010 11:02 am
Led by Norwegian Olympic speed skating great Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is at Vancouver 2010 recruiting athletes and educating the public about its international effort to give children in developing countries greater access to sports.
02/24/2010 04:08 pm
The weak, transitional Somalia government may finally bring President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed some badly needed legitimacy if newly trained forces can push back the militant Islamist group, Al Shabab.
02/08/2010 04:07 pm