In what terrorism analysts say is an attempt to show that the president-elect may not meet Muslims' expectations for change in the Middle East, Ayman al-Zawahiri called Obama 'dishonorable.'
An ordained preacher and rebel group commander, Gen. Laurent Nkunda is threatening to draw other nations into a war in eastern Congo.
Previous cease-fire attempts have failed to prevent violence. Many say the Sudanese president is trying to prevent a war-crimes indictment.
In the south, the parliament voted to double its budget to cover military spending, and the north spent 20 percent of its budget on the military.
The President-elect is likely to rely on Republicans as well as Democrats to advise him and carry out policy.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.
He says he was forced to stand guard as others were tortured and killed.
The émigrés, many of whom fled persecution in their own lands, form the country’s first professional team made up entirely of refugees.