African Union Welcomes Burkina Faso Transition Agreement

The African Union (AU) has welcomed as a positive development the agreement between Burkina Faso’s military, opposition and civil society groups to a framework...

Task Force Wants More Resources in Hunt for Elusive African Warlord

GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA— Military leaders hunting elusive warlord Joseph Kony say that they've weakened his infamous Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the transnational terror group made up...

Ex-Rebels ‘Contained’ in Central Africa Republic Capital

BANGUI— Tensions appeared to have eased in the Central African Republic capital Friday after several days of a standoff between former rebels and international peacekeepers. About...

Uganda Rewrites Language Rules With Spelling Bee

KAMPALA— Language in Uganda is being revamped to remove inconsistencies and add rules. One way in which language experts are deploying these changes is through...

Boko Haram Seizes Chibok, Nigeria Home of Kidnapped Girls

NIGERIA - Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has seized the northeastern town of Chibok, the home of more than 200 schoolgirls the group kidnapped...

Zimbabwe ZANU-PF Suspends Suspected Mugabe Critics

HARARE—Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party suspended several senior officials aligned to Vice-President Joice Mujuru on Friday, weakening her position in a fierce battle to succeed...

Amnesty: False Claims in Shell Nigeria Spill

ABUJA— In Nigeria, Shell oil company is under fire once again after Amnesty International publicized court documents saying the company under-reported the size of two...

Photos: President Jonathan unveils new N100 notes

The new N100 note designed to commemorate Nigeria's 100 years of amalgamation was unveiled by President Jonathan today Nov. 12th at the state house...

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