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Shoppers caught up in the assault on an upscale Nairobi mall tell GlobalPost where they were when the attack started — and how they managed to survive.
Most of Somalia-based Al Shabaab's foreign fighters come from Kenya, analysts say.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talks with GlobalPost about his first rocky year in office.
The country's leaders are set to go on trial for crimes against humanity.
Kenya may lose its position as regional transport hub.
President Salva Kiir's decision to sack his entire cabinet has thrown the world’s newest nation into political turmoil.
There are hopes two Africa-linked cyclists racing in the Tour de France will give a boost to professional cycling on the continent.
Nespresso frontman George Clooney calls the company's plan to develop coffee plantations in South Sudan a "game-changing move."
African insurgencies are tapping into illegal ivory as a source of funds for their activities on the continent.
Here’s GlobalPost’s scorecard for the Obama in Africa tour. In short, it was a good first effort — but he must try harder.
A look at the isolated and ongoing conflict in the Nuba Mountains — through an iPhone.
Khartoum continues to refuse humanitarian access to the Nuba Mountains. The ongoing war is being conducted almost entirely of sight.
An American surgeon helps run the only hospital in Sudan's war-wracked Nuba Mountains.
Children are back to school in the war-torn Nuba Mountains. But frequent air raids send them running for cover.
The African Union claims the International Criminal Court is a racist institution hunting down Africans because of the color of their skin. But that’s not the end of the story.
Authorities are planning a $25 billion infrastructure venture that will link one of Kenya’s seaside towns to neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia.
In Somalia, Congo and now Mali, the United Nations is using peacekeepers not to keep the peace, but to help bring it about.
“The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards,” the Maasai responded.
Western countries have little desire to intervene in African conflicts. But with the rise of Al Qaeda in Africa, they have little choice. A cooperative model employed in Somalia, and now Mali, might offer some hope.
The West must weigh security and business interests against the demands of international justice.