Reports from the politically troubled country have dried up, and to the outside world, it appeared the situation was stabilizing. But those who have fled to Tanzania say the violence is getting worse.
At least two more Texas inmates are scheduled for lethal injection over the next several weeks. But the state only has enough drugs to carry out one.
In the wake of the Garissa massacre, Kenya has employed air strikes against Al Shabab and is demanding that Somali refugees be sent home. It has faced criticism, but also calls for even harsher measures.
Kenya's president answered a summons to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, even as prosecutors admitted they don't have enough evidence to try him for crimes against humanity.
In aid-dependent South Sudan, politicians have fed on popular anger that jobs from executives to waiters are being filled by outsiders who largely keep the nation running amid a civil war. Authorities have now limited the policy.
The US airstrike that killed Ahmed Abdi Godane last week took out the mastermind of last year's Westgate Mall attack. The new leader of the Somali militant group is largely unknown and may struggle to hold it together.
Millions in South Sudan and Somalia are at risk, according to sophisticated tracking models and data collected this year on crops, livestock, markets, and stockpiles. But early warning doesn't always mean action.
Shipping security consultant says 9 times out of 10 pirates turn tail when they see armed guards on the boats. But the war against piracy isn't entirely over.
Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
Despite US aid for police reform, civilians in Kenya are five times more likely to be shot by cops than by thugs or terrorists, says new study of major cities. In most cases, police offer no explanation for why they opened fire.
Many feel tribal and political divides are pushing Kenya to the edge. Millions of dollars from Kenyan and international donors have been spent trying to reconcile groups that have traditionally clashed over political spoils.
A court had ruled that Meriam Ibrahim, whose husband lives in New Hampshire, betrayed her faith by marrying a Christian. An appeal court has now overturned its punishment.
Daniel Wani of New Hampshire says Islamic court ruling condemning his wife, who says she is Christian, to lashes and death is 'not legal.'
Over half of Rwanda's 11 million people were born since 1994, the year of the genocide. What matters to them is to change the image that comes to mind when one hears the word 'Rwanda.'
Initially reported to be spontaneous, 1994's genocide was long planned, and left more than 800,000 people dead, including about 70 percent of all the Tutsis in Rwanda.
April 7 marks the anniversary of a genocide that killed 800,000 people in three months. For many Rwandans now, 'the people who killed, today they can be friends, they are people we do business with.'
The absence of significant security reforms, major prosecutions, or investigations into intelligence lapses has not helped Kenyans or foreigners feel safer.
Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her witnesses against Kenya's president have been bribed or intimidated. She's now seeking access to his bank accounts.
The new Anti-Homosexuality Law, which has broad public support, imposes harsh penalties for gays and those 'who fail to report suspected gays to police,' including landlords and employers.
Former allies in its war for independence have turned on each other and the world's youngest nation faces the danger of a prolonged war. What you need to know about the conflict.
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