Africa Monitor Amid rumors of rebel groups unifying in Congo, countries in region discuss joint military action
According to documents obtained by guest blogger Jason Stearns, some of Africa's Great Lakes countries are discussing yet another round of military intervention in the eastern part of Congo.
01/24/2011 04:28 pm
Embarrassing US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have put leaders in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa in the hot seat.
12/09/2010 08:35 am
Prime Minister Tsvangirai could pull out, leading to early elections that would favor President Mugabe, whose far-reaching powers haven't yet been curbed by promised constitutional reform.
11/19/2010 08:30 am
White South Africans are increasingly living below the poverty line as the country's job market adjusts to a post-apartheid era, which lacks the government support for whites that it once had.
10/14/2010 03:39 pm
While Arizona's anti-immigrant law gets all the attention, countries around the world are pursuing tough immigration polices on a scale rarely seen in history.
10/09/2010 10:21 am
Ahead of the ruling ANC's party meeting next week, a faction suggests altering the Constitution to include a second South Africa media tribunal. Some see the move as a warning to the media to stop fighting a greater degree of regulation.
09/13/2010 02:52 pm
President Paul Kagame is expected to win another seven-year term in today's Rwanda election. But critics say his strong-arm tactics against opponents could fuel future conflict.
08/09/2010 12:11 pm
More than 900,000 South African government workers will go on strike starting on Aug. 10 to demand an 8.6 percent wage increase.
07/28/2010 02:19 pm
Three suspected Al Shabab suicide bombers killed more than 60 people, including one American, in successive bombings at places in the capital of Uganda, Kampala, where fans were watching the World Cup on TV.
07/12/2010 09:30 am
The success of the Netherlands' World Cup soccer team is cause for celebration for the many South Africans with Dutch ancestry, but that dynamic leaves a bad taste in the mouths of some blacks.
07/05/2010 04:44 pm