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A new rebel group is attempting to take advantage of an influx of soldiers and weapons in states surrounding the Sahara.
Sarah Onyango Obama, 90, was in a car that rolled off a country road.
Famine conditions in Somalia have ended, but a serious emergency situation remains in the war-torn nation.
Tullow Oil signs a new production sharing agreement with Uganda's government.
British government strives to lead initiative to bring peace and stability to Somalia, will host conference in London on Feb. 23.
Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade calls the latest round of protests to his continued rule "no more worrying than a light breeze."
Will Senegal protests lead to long-lasting demonstrations that force change?
Somali politicians bicker and brawl, frustrating the UN which has finally established a presence in Mogadishu.
Senegalese protestors want President Wade to withdraw his candidacy for the upcoming election.
10 Rwandan genocide suspects found innocent have nowhere safe to go.
The African Union — dubbed a "dictators' club" — failed to elect a new chairperson over the weekend.
Officials in Juba blame Khartoum for the raid attack that has killed dozens in South Sudan.
Aging Senegalese president refuses to retire, will run for an unconstitutional "third term."
Boston Globe admits its claim that Charles Taylor was a CIA spy lacked evidence.
Sudan and South Sudan leaders meet at a regional summit in Addis Ababa amid oil-management tensions.
Turkey is showing its interest in Somalia both on a political and economic level.
Obama implements "measured yet decisive action to achieve a definable security objective."
US Navy SEALs attack pirates in Somalia and free hostages Jessican Buchanan, Poul Thisted.
The UN office for Somalia relocated to Mogadishu, the first time in 17 years a headquarters has opened in the capital.
A boep or potbelly is seen as a symbol of "power and wealth."