Both the insurgent group Al Shabab and the US-backed Somali government rely on children to fill their ranks, human rights officials say.
The Obama administration has resisted efforts by the International Criminal Court to include 'aggression' as a crime, mainly because it could impact US military operations abroad.
Looking beyond the current Lakers-Celtics NBA finals, basketball scouts are hunting for the next Pau Gasol. With the NBA's recent push into developing countries, many expect a star to rise from Africa, India, or China.
Students want the Stanford endowment to pressure companies whose supply chains use forcibly mined minerals from the Congo.
In the past couple of years, the US has become increasingly willing to call out President Paul Kagame for his authoritarian tendencies, albeit in mostly muted ways.
Rwandan Tutsi rebels known as the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) are effectively running portions of eastern Congo, but their numbers may be greatly exaggerated.
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.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday brought a number of new proposals to boost business ties with Africa during the 25th Africa-France Summit in Nice, France.
President Obama signed a new law to help four African nations hunt down LRA leader Joseph Kony, who's followers have brutalized thousands over the past 23 years. Kony has been indicted for war crimes by an international court.
While the US has continued to press for UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Turkey's high-profile role in brokering a nuclear deal with Tehran is just the latest sign of an emerging diplomatic power.