Nigerian Military Mobilizes for Expected Raid on Boko Haram Which Kidnapped Over 200 Girls

A major military operation is expected to begin near the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria, where the Nigerian government believes terrorists are holding some 276...

3 Killed, Several Injured in Twin Explosions in Mombasa, Kenya

At least three people were killed and several others injured in twin explosions on Saturday evening in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, local...

United States Offers to Help Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

The United States said on Thursday it had offered to help Nigeria in its search for around 200 girls abducted by Islamist militants from...

Mr. President, it’s Time to Pull Some of Those Drones Out of Yemen and...

If it had happened anywhere else, this would be the world's biggest story. More than 230 girls disappeared, captured by members of a brutal terrorist...

Churches Condemn Kenya’s Polygamy Bill as Unbiblical, But Christian Politicians Push It Through

Kenyans have many approaches to marriage, and in March their government consolidated types under one law that went into effect this week. One change...

John Kerry Visits South Sudan to Push for an End to Fighting

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here Friday morning in an urgent effort to persuade the president of South Sudan and his rebel opponent...

16 Killed in Car Bombing in Nigeria’s Capital

A car bomb in Nigeria has killed at least 18 people at a bus terminal on the outskirts of the capital, Abuja. Police say dozens...

Five Killed as Libyan Militia Attack Security Headquarters in Benghazi

Five people were killed and at least 10 wounded when militiamen tried to storm Libyan government security headquarters in Benghazi, army officials said, triggering...

19 People Dead After Car Bomb Goes Off in Nigeria

An apparent car bomb attack on Thursday killed at least 19 people and injured many more in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, police say. The blast...

Prayer Alert: Over 200 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Have Reportedly Been Sold as Wives to...

Samson Dawah was nervous. For two weeks, he had waited for any bit of information regarding his niece, who was among the 234 Nigerian...

1,300 Muslims Evacuate Capital of Central African Republic, Deepening Religious Divide

Some 1,300 Muslims fearing attack by mainly Christian militias left the Central African capital Bangui on Sunday under heavy guard, deepening the religious divide...

Egyptian Court Hands Down Death Sentence for Over 700 Muslim Brotherhood Members

An Egyptian court has recommended the death penalty for the leader of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters, state television said Monday. The same...

South Africa Marks 20 Years of Multi-Racial Democracy, First “Freedom Day” Since Death of...

South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in somber mood just 10 days...

Why All of Africa Could Soon be Getting Onboard the Bitcoin Train

It's OK to admit that you still don't know what bitcoin is — but you may now officially be behind the curve. Because all...

Why Hasn’t the American Mainstream Media Made Nigeria’s Boko Haram Crisis Mainstream News?

For the last few months all eyes have been on the Ukraine with American mainstream media’s endless flurry of headline news updates about the...

Nearly a Year After Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood Were Overthrown in Egypt,...

The architects of the military takeover in Egypt promised a new era of tolerance and pluralism when they deposed President Mohamed Morsi of the...

In South Africa, Religion has Been a Force for Good in Politics

In many countries religion crossed with politics leads to a toxic mess. Look at the wars over abortion in the US or Ireland, or...

Why African Countries Must Cooperate with Each Other in Order for the Continent to...

by Murithi Mutiga Every two or three years, African heads of state travel to a foreign capital to be wooed by one or another of the...

Slaughter in South Sudan: ‘Piles and Piles’ of Bodies Reported as Thousands Flee to...

The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw "piles and piles" of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered...

Parents in Nigeria say 234 Girls Have Been Kidnapped from School

Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education...