The best hope for stability in Somalia may lie in African Union troops, but they can't take the offensive against the terrorist group Al Shabab.
After successfully hosting this summer's World Cup, the challenge for South Africa's government is to make a serious dent in urban crime, tackle corruption, lessen poverty, and shape South Africa as a model for a continent wracked by economic and political problems.
A suicide bombing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, left at least 32 people dead. Six of the victims were members of the embattled Somali parliament, and the government blamed the Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group, Al Shabab.
After the militant group Al Shabab proclaimed a new war against 'invaders,' unidentified militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu and killed at least 31 people in today's Somalia terror attack.
The global financial crisis hasn’t slowed the expanding role of business in Africa or the newfound passion for market expansion among Africans and foreign investors. Now its time to get rid of the trade barriers between countries.
African leaders called for tougher measures against Islamist extremists in Somalia in the wake of the July 11 Uganda bombings. Eritrea is pushing for talks instead.
Heads of state gathering at the African Union summit in Kampala, Uganda, pledged to strengthen the AU peacekeeping force in Somalia. Meanwhile, fighting in the past few days has killed scores in Somalia.
The African Union summit got underway Sunday in Kampala, Uganda, amid calls for greater cooperation on terrorism following the city's deadly July 11 bombings by Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked militant group, Al Shabab.