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For the first time, the death penalty became illegal in more than half the world in 2015. That shift comes in large part due to changes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Denis Sassou Nguesso again captured the president's office after the constitution was amended to allow him to seek a third term.
A secret United Nations report accuses the Rwandan army of training Burundian rebels looking to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.
Rwanda's high court ruled Thursday in favor of a drive to change the constitution so that President Paul Kagame can run for a third term. Critics say African leaders are too ready to dismantle checks on their powers.
A self-proclaimed redneck farming couple has taken in nearly 150 desperate migrants on their hillside farm near Durban amid anti-foreign violence.
Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, is not immune to security threats. But changing practices have yielded progress.
From overcrowded barracks to the frontlines, Congolese Army wives are an unseen and vulnerable population with next to zero support from the government. They struggle to make full lives out of little. Here is a story of one wife.
UN officials hope an operation being planned for the violence-wracked eastern Congo will be the downfall of the major rebel group FDLR, which had promised to disarm by Jan. 2.
A training center for artisan sewing brings jobs but also healing and self-worth to survivors of sexual violence and conflict in this part of Africa.
Satellites have been used with great effect to confirm human rights abuses and war crimes. Now they will try to 'follow the money' and track those aiding war in East Africa and beyond.
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