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  • Nigeria Swears in 14 Ministers

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sworn in 14 members of his Cabinet, asking them to get straight to work. Twelve of the appointees who took...
  • Clinton: Gadhafi's Threats Will Not Stop NATO in Libya

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says NATO will not let Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's threats deter its mission in the country.Clinton made...
  • US: Sudan Peace Process 'Fundamentally on Track'

    U.S. Sudan envoy Princeton Lyman said Friday the process of dividing that country into two independent states is "still fundamentally on track"...
  • People of Southern Sudan Face Bleak Future with Optimism

    Southern Sudan becomes the world's newest country on July 9. After more than 20 years of civil war, followed by a half decade of uncertain peace, the...
  • UNICEF Alarmed by Malnutrition in Horn of Africa

    The U.N. Children's Fund says drought-stricken areas of the Horn of Africa are afflicted by record high levels of malnutrition among children.  The...
  • Riot in Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya Kills Two

    Two Somali refugees are dead and about a dozen injured after rioting yesterday at the Dadaab refugee complex In Kenya. The U.N. human rights agency (...
  • Senegalese President Facing Unrest Over Power Cuts, Electoral Changes

    Security forces in Senegal have put army tanks on the streets of the capital as President Abdoulaye Wade faces the most serious unrest of his ten-...
  • Somalia's Birthday Gift: A Night Without Violence

    Somalia marked 51 years of independence late Thursday with a midnight flag-raising ceremony at the presidential palace in Mogadishu. The government...
  • Satellite Images Confirm Northern Sudanese Attacks

    Satellite images released this week of Sudan’s Nuba Mountain region show evidence of attacks by northern Sudanese forces. Tens of thousands of people...
  • Nigerian Workers Threaten to Strike

    Workers in some of Nigeria's biggest unions are threatening to walk off the job unless the government implements a year-old agreement to raise their...