(AP) — Armed rebels that South Sudan believes are backed by Sudan opened fire on a United Nations convoy on Tuesday, killing five U.N. peacekeepers from India and at least seven civilians, officials said. Five peacekeepers and seven civilians working with the U.N. mission were killed, said Hilde Johnson,... Read more
(AP) — Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding president, ascended to the country’s top office Tuesday during a jubilant celebration that began a new era in Kenyan politics, one that forces the U.S. and Europe into a diplomatic balancing act. Amid the dancing and cheering of a sea... Read more
(AP) — Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as the Kenya’s fourth president Tuesday in a stadium filled with tens of thousands of Kenyans and a dozen African leaders. Kenyatta, 51, the son of Kenya’s first president, becomes the second sitting African president to face charges at the International Criminal... Read more
(AP) — After months of denial, Somalia’s government has for the first time acknowledged that its security forces were involved in rape cases that drew an international outcry by human rights groups. Army commanders often denied accusations that soldiers were involved in a spate of rapes, blaming the crimes... Read more
  Worried by the financial crises rocking Nigerian airlines, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is working out modalities to rescue the carriers by way of ensuring that they access loans at low interest rates. To that effect, the apex bank met last week with three aircraft manufacturers- Boeing... Read more
(AP) — A demonstration in support of Central African Republic’s new leader Michel Djotodia was held in the capital, Bangui. Several hundred residents marched through the city of 700,000 Saturday, carrying banners endorsing Djotodia, who came to power last week when the Seleka rebel coalition advanced from the north... Read more
(AP) — Protests by the unemployed in southern Algeria are raising the specter of rising unrest in the country’s sensitive oil regions, and are increasingly attracting the attention of al-Qaida. Algeria’s vast, sparsely populated Sahara only holds 10 percent of the country’s population but it is home to this... Read more
Kenya’s Supreme Court on Saturday upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s next president and the loser accepted that verdict, ending an election season that riveted the nation with fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 postelection violence. Jubilant Kenyatta supporters flooded the streets of downtown Nairobi,... Read more
(AP) — Nelson Mandela is breathing “without difficulty” after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa’s president said Saturday. Mandela, the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader, had a recurrence of pneumonia, said presidential spokesman Mac... Read more
(AP) — A secular rebel group seeking independence in northern Mali said late Wednesday it has appointed a civil administrator for the region of Kidal, signaling it is retaking control of the government there as French forces battle radical Islamic fighters. The National Movement for the Liberation of the... Read more