Violence Flares as Eight Run for Central African Republic Presidency

Central African Republic lawmakers shortlisted eight candidates, including two sons of former leaders, to run for interim president in a vote on Monday and...

Bomb Scare in Mali Strikes Fear in the Hearts of Christians

  Christians in a city in northern Mali, already forced to hold services in a school classroom because their church was looted and not ready...

Worst Year on Record: Over 1,000 Rhinos Poached in South Africa in 2013

The world's largest surviving population of white rhinos suffered its heaviest toll on record last year when poachers killed more than 1,000 of the...

Homosexual Man Whipped With 20 Lashes in Nigerian Court for Sodomy

A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times on Thursday in a northern Nigerian Sharia court. Though Mubarak Ibrahim was found guilty under Sharia...

Egypt’s Approval of New Constitution Gives Boost to Possible Presidential Bid by Army Chief

Egypt's new constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, state media reported on Thursday, an expected victory that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah...

Open Doors: Central African Republic Refugee Camps Full of People Living Like Animals

Aid agencies estimate that at least 1 million people, about a fifth of the population, have been displaced by violence in Central African Republic...

Nelson Mandela’s Oldest Grandson Charged With South African Road Rage Incident

Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson was yesterday charged with pulling a gun after a car crash. Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela , 40, who succeeds his grandfather as...

Egypt: Early Vote Count Shows Voters Have Approved Revised Constitution

A revised Constitution validating the military takeover in Egypt this past summer appeared headed for lopsided approval by more than 90 percent of the votes cast,...

Nigeria Begins Arresting Homosexuals After Anti-Homosexual Bill Is Signed Into Law; Bans Homosexuals from...

Nigeria's parliament and president quietly approved the legislation, making the country the 38th in Africa to have laws persecuting gay people Nigerian authorities today began...

Egyptians Press Ahead with Second Day of Voting on New Constitution; 11 Dead from...

Undeterred by a day of sporadic violence, Egyptians are lining up to vote on the second, final day of a key referendum on a...

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill; Unfortunately, the Obama Administration Doesn’t Like It

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism from the...

Christians Hopeful South Sudan Can Escape Civil War

A breakthrough between warring factions in South Sudan has provided a glimmer of hope that the mostly Christian nation may escape civil war. Leaders of...

Japanese Prime Minister Wraps Up Africa Tour; Pledges Aid and Development Funds

Japan’s prime minister finished a three-nation tour of Africa on Monday in which he offered aid and development projects potentially worth billions of dollars...

200 People Die When Boat Sinks Trying to Flee Fighting in S. Sudan

At least 200 people died when a boat ferrying people fleeing reports of violence in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state sank, an army spokesman...

Egypt’s Army Chief, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, says he May Run for President

Egypt's army chief has given his clearest indication yet that he will run for president. General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the man who ousted Mohamed...

U.S. Warns that Islamic Uprising Could Spread in Nigeria; Advises Americans Against Travel

An alarming U.S. travel advisory warns Nigeria’s Islamic uprising could expand out of the north and counsels against travel to 16 of the West...

Looting, Violence Break Out in Central African Republic Following President’s Resignation

Thirteen people killed in clashes after President Michel Djotodia's decision to step down two days ago. Joy over the departure of former President Michel Djotodia...

Why Some Are Fighting to Bring Rwanda Genocide Suspects To Justice

ABOVE his desk in a peaceful and tidy townhouse with pots of geraniums hanging from the windowsills and walls covered with photos of his...

5 Reasons Why Central Africans Are Living At The Airport

Over the past month, fighting between militia groups has devastated Central African Republic. In an effort to rein in the violence, the president and prime...

Africa Sees Violent, Deadly Start to 2014

The death tolls are huge and the individual incidents gruesome. One estimate says nearly 10,000 people have been killed in South Sudan in a...