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Tales of unimaginable torture are still painfully real for Malians who endured extremist rule.
France has urged the government to show “vigilance” against revenge attacks against Islamist insurgents.
Many in a key Malian town are grateful for the French intervention but fearful that the Islamists may yet return.
In Mali, French troops face a formidable enemy in a hostile Saharan environment. The conflict could last months.
One small village in eastern Congo has reverted to the old ways, and it’s doing better.
Possible oil reserves beneath Africa’s oldest park threaten its survival.
Protecting Virunga National Park might be the toughest job in conservation. The rangers are no Yogi Bear-style Ranger Smiths. They carry AK-47s, belt-fed machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
Congo’s armed groups display a horrific capacity for brutality.
“There has to be some point in your life when you go back to look after your relatives and contribute to your country."
Major funding to fight AIDS in Africa, initiated by George W. Bush, continues to pay dividends.
The M23 rebels, the government, the region and the UN have all failed to stop the fighting. Civilians say all they want is peace.
Thousands have fled fighting in eastern Congo.
Congo and Rwanda trade accusations as M23 rebels take the city of Goma.
Herding sheep and goats, and selling them to Gulf states, might be the way out of Somalia’s struggles.
Residents of Kenya's rural north flee, worried about retaliatory attacks from Kenya's security forces.
It was 7 a.m. and the mud ground was littered with empty brandy bottles when CNN finally called it for Barack Obama.
One doctor says Kismayo needs help, and fast.
Somalia's embattled port of Kismayo could fall back to Al Shabaab militants if UN doesn’t lift charcoal embargo soon.
Another leaked UN report claims Rwanda is not only helping Congolese rebels, it is running them.
'Obama has been a disappointment because he promised to close Guantanamo Bay which he didn’t. The foreign policy of the US is not very favorable.'