The world is not willing to allow this strategic nation to remain ungoverned. Can a coordinated effort create a stable government?
Twenty activists from the Movement for Democratic Change opposition party have been abducted since October. Their whereabouts are still unknown.
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.
The Congress of the People party officially launches on Tuesday. Its leaders – dissidents from the African National Congress – could usher in a more vibrant multiparty era.
A Monitor Q&A reveals who's behind the modern-day pirates, how they got so good at taking ships, and what's being done to stop them.
A supertanker hijacking helped boost the price of oil early this week.
The megachurch leader’s entrepreneurial evangelism is popular with a new generation of South African blacks.
Zimbabwe follows Kenya's path. Will international donors be as supportive?
As dispute persists in wake of presidential election, the country seems poised between negotiated settlement and outright civil war.