Congo's polls today could be a crucial step for the resource-rich country's progress toward stability and self-determination. Disputed elections could leave it conflict-prone and poor.
A new Brookings Institution report from Richard Feinberg offers a plan for the international community to aid Cuba's economic reforms, even in the face of US opposition.
Sudan was suffering economically even before it lost South Sudan, and now the economic climate is worse. President Bashir is pushing oil and food production – and reaching out to China – to fix the situation.
US Congress passed legislation in 2010 aimed at bringing an end to the Lord's Resistance Army. What is the status of that effort?
The 100 US Special Operations troops sent to central Africa will act as 'military advisers' in the hunt for Joseph Kony, the murderous rebel leader of the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group.
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement dominates South Sudan's political arena, and its reticence to allow political opposition to develop could hurt its image among Western donors.
Obama is sending 100 Special Operations Forces to central Africa to help track down leaders of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army), a brutal guerrilla group. Surgical strikes at enemy leaders are emerging as the preferred US strategy.
The feared group LRA is responsible for the murder and rape of thousands in Central Africa. Siding with interventionist advisers, Obama sent the US troops to help remove Joseph Kony from the battlefield.
Sudan and South Sudan's leaders met this weekend to begin addressing disputes that have spurred violence in the tense border region.
South Sudan accuses Sudan of supporting the brutal Lord's Resistance Army in order to sow instability.