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
In Pictures Refugee Camps in Tanzania
African land reform, plot by plot, may be the foundation for solving so much else – from famine to poverty to genocide.
01/30/2010 08:47 am
A selection of the African continent's fights over land that have turned into violent, conflict, or threaten to.
01/30/2010 08:45 am
Al Shabab, the Somali militant group with ideological links to Al Qaeda, says the threat to attack Kenya – posted on its website this week – is fake.
01/22/2010 09:49 am
A decade into the new millennium, here are six trends to watch – from Africa's possible emergence as the next breadbasket, to Russia’s strange leadership hunt, to the evangelical boom in Latin American pews.
12/17/2009 10:27 am
Leaked UN report shows FDLR, a brutal Rwandan rebel group operating in eastern Congo, operates gold, tin, and coltran mines. Key leaders still free in the US and France.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
Somalia's Islamist militant group Al Shabab now controls much of the country, and it has made viable threats against neighbors Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
11/18/2009 12:00 am
Tracy Kidder’s true story about a Tutsi medical student who fled to the US illustrates the power of forgiveness.
08/24/2009 01:00 am
Residents find a feeling of neighborliness as they tend to communal vegetable plots.
07/28/2009 01:00 am