Rwanda's Army moved deeper into neighboring Congo Sunday as part of a surprise deal last week to root out Hutu rebels. But when will Rwanda's troops leave?
More than 2,000 Rwandan troops entered Congo Tuesday to help hunt down Hutu rebels who are blamed for the 1994 genocide of about 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis.
As 3,000 Ethiopian soldiers depart, militia groups are battling to take more control from the weak transitional government.
The world is not willing to allow this strategic nation to remain ungoverned. Can a coordinated effort create a stable government?
Israel has hit at hundreds of targets across Gaza but has not seriously damaged Hamas's fighting force, which continued to fire rockets on southern Israel on Sunday.
Across the continent, rigged elections, ethnic violence, and failed power-sharing pacts hand Africa significant challenges to tackle in 2009.
Southern Sudan, Uganda, and Congo launched operation Lightning Thunder this week to flush the Lord's Resistance Army out of its base in northern Congo.
Uganda, Congo, and south Sudan attacked the Lord's Resistance Army camp in northern Congo on Sunday.
Renewed violence on the island shows the challenge of wiping out militant groups for good.