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GlobalPost's senior correspondent in East Africa decodes what you need to know about Africa's biggest problem of the moment.
The turmoil and possible resumption of civil war is worrying regional governments that fear spreading instability.
Lake Turkana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A new hydroelectric dam threatens to destroy it.
Nelson Mandela was an example to us all … but these African leaders just didn’t listen.
It's too little, too late for the country's capital city as heavy gun battles break out just hours before a scheduled vote at the UN Security Council.
Analysis: Boko Haram is back. So much for that 6-month army offensive aimed at destroying the group.
News analysis: Can the world stop the Central African Republic's bloody implosion?
Here are some of the most patronizing campaigns aimed at helping a very large and diverse continent. Fortunately, some Africans are starting to turn the tables.
Hundreds of thousands of Somalis may soon be leaving Kenya. Yes, human rights activists are worried.
They seem to think so.
A new report by the World Bank, UN and Interpol uncovers the big business of international piracy.
Analysis: Is the once powerful rebel group today at a breaking point? It looks that way.
One of Africa's most important countries struggles to avoid another catastrophe.
Kenya's worst terrorist attack in 15 years, now one month old, is still provoking more questions than answers.
Meet the BRCK, the "back-up generator for the internet." An African solution to a global problem?
Can war-torn South Sudan rebuild its economy, bean by bean? Coffee industry insiders think so.
There's been a 'total breakdown of law and order' in the CAR. Can the United Nations save it?
The failed weekend special forces raid near Mogadishu is raising new questions about US military capability in Somalia.
The soon-to-be-retired railway opened up the East African interior a century ago, connecting it to the coast, the port and the world.
Shopkeepers returned to the mall this week after the siege to find their shops ransacked, safes busted open and shelves empty.