In the final days of his presidency, George H.W. Bush committed the U.S. military to a mission many would later regret, ordering more than 20,000 troops into Somalia to “save thousands of innocents from death.”
Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country’s president said Thursday, opening a worrying new front in the region’s nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State.
A key broker of the latest deal to end South Sudan’s civil war diverted European weapons to South Sudan’s military despite an EU arms embargo, a new report says.
By now, many Africans know to cringe whenever “Trump” and their continent are mentioned together.
Amnesty International’s new leader said Wednesday his first act is writing to Zimbabwe’s next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara: “Whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past.”
For 37 years, Zimbabwe knew no leader but Robert Mugabe.
South Sudan government troops and allied fighters killed at least 232 civilians in a five-week period this year, hanging some people from trees and burning others alive, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.
The offer caused an outcry: The highest bidder in a South African charity event would get a “once-in-a-lifetime” chance to spend the night in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, where the anti-apartheid leader spent 18 years.
A cease-fire began at midnight Saturday in South Sudan as a weary nation wondered whether this latest attempt to end a five-year civil war would hold.
A new annual report on the death penalty calls sub-Saharan Africa a “beacon of hope” amid a decline in executions worldwide.