Kenyan security forces gave the all clear a day after Somali terrorist group Al Shabab killed 14 people in a raid on a luxury hotel in the Westlands neighborhood, the latest attack in a bloody six-year campaign against the Kenyan government that has left hundreds of Kenyans dead.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes, sparking speculation that the controversial politician might return to the country and enter the 2020 presidential race.
The Somalia-based Islamic extremist group Al Shabab claimed responsibility for an attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday. The same group carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack.
Following a fragile peace deal signed in September 2018 that ended five years of civil war, South Sudan's formerly warring parties work to reconcile, even as bouts of violence undermine diplomatic efforts and displaced residents remain wary of returning home.
A long-delayed presidential election in Congo could lead to the country’s first peaceful, democratic transition of power. But on Thursday, officials delayed it yet again, casting further doubt on the integrity of a vote that has already seen violence and allegations of rigging.
As a peace deal signed in September has held, South Sudanese who couldn't imagine having long-term plans six months ago are now imagining a life without war. Military checkpoints have been removed and Bentiu's opposition governor is expected to return for good.
Seventy million people have been displaced by political violence, war, and persecution, emptying their savings and risking their lives to reach new lands. The Monitor told some of their stories in our series On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration, with 10 journalists covering more than a dozen countries.