A selection of the African continent's fights over land that have turned into violent, conflict, or threaten to.
While other international efforts have failed to resolve conflict in long-troubled Sudan, a special African Union commission is poised for a breakthrough.
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea just after taking off from Beirut early Monday. Experts speculate that an engine malfunctioned – possibly caused by a bird strike – shortly after take off.
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.
Threatened by Islamic militant group, Al Shabab, the World Food Program last week decided to pull out of southern Somalia. UN aid agencies in Kenya are planning for an increase of refugees into already-packed refugee camps.
In the wake of the Christmas Day Northwest airlines bombing attempt, some are wondering if the Al Qaeda branches in Yemen and Somalia are linked. Most experts don't see evidence of coordination – not yet.
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) pulled out of southern Somalia on Tuesday, citing repeated threats and raids by commanders of Al Shabab, the Al Qadea-linked Islamist militant group.
Somali-American men are returning to their homeland to fight alongside Al Shabab, an insurgent group with ties to Al Qaeda. Some experts think an organized recruiting effort is responsible for luring them back to Somalia.
Companies and activists are partnering on environmental, health, and other issues. Labor initiatives are more problematic.
A worker passes by the statue of Vladimir Lenin, abandoned in the backyard of the Mogosoaia Palace in Romania, on Monday. The statue was removed from a square in Bucharest in 1990. This week Romanians commemorate 20 years since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest during an uprising on Dec. 22 after ruling Romania for 25 years. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution.