Fighting in Abyei has led to extreme fuel shortages in
Wau, where Southern Sudanese wait in line to purchase petrol, May 25, 2011
Tens of thousands of people forced to flee violence along the border
dividing Sudan from its southern neighbor are now confronted by difficulties
of life in displacement camps
UN Calls for Speedy Action to Save Children in Sahel
More than one million children in region are at risk of dying from
Parliament Speaker to Become Interim Mali President
Mali's parliamentary head Dioncounda Traore, right,
with coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo, center, Kati, April 9, 2012.
Mali's parliament speaker is expected to be sworn in as interim
president on Thursday, taking temporary control of a fractured nation
beset by instability.
US Anthropologist in Mali Becomes Sought-After Blogger
A U.S. anthropologist has become a sought-after Internet blogger in
the wake of the recent upheaval in Mali.
Malians Protest Rebel Takeover of North
People in the Malian capital, Bamako, marched to
protest the takeover of the north by Tuareg rebels and Islamic
Thousands of Malians marched in the streets of Bamako on Tuesday,
calling for the "liberation" of northern regions taken over by Tuareg
separatists and Islamic militants.
US: Nigeria's Islamic Militants Are Capitalizing on Discontent
US Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson (file
The Obama administration says Islamic militants in northern Nigeria
are capitalizing on popular discontent with the government, and
officials need to tackle economic problems if they are to stop the
violence. An Easter Sunday bombing thought to have been carried out by
Boko Haram killed at least 36 people.
Kenya Launches Inquiry into PM Assassination Plot
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga (file photo)
Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) says police will begin
investigations Tuesday into an alleged plot to assassinate Prime
Minister Raila Odinga ahead of next year’s general elections.
N. Korea: Rocket almost complete
North Korea rocket launch controversy Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- North Korea said the
assembly of a rocket it plans to launch in the coming days should be
completed Tuesday, setting the stage for a move that has been widely
criticized by other nations.
Same song, different verse?
If North Korea launches, then what?
Satellite image of site where North Korea is believed
to be preparing for a nuclear test. (DigitalGlobe/April 1, 2012)
As North Korea prepares to commemorate the 100th birthday of its late
founder Kim Il Sung with the
launch of a satellite into orbit, the United States is bracing for
drama the day after.
Experts: Norway mass murder suspect is sane
Anders Behring Breivik was charged last month with
committing acts of terror and voluntary homicide (CNN) -- A man accused of killing 77 people in a bomb
and gun rampage in Norway last summer was sane at the time of the
alleged crimes, two court-appointed psychiatric experts said in a
report released Tuesday.
Zimbabwe: Leader isn't dying, just on vacation
Zimbabwean officials have dismissed reports that President Robert
Mugabe is critically ill in Singapore, saying he was well and on
vacation there with his family.
Israeli forces gear up for pro-Palestinian ‘flytilla’
UN asked to condemn settlement activities