Tour de France or Tour de Congo? Africa's cyclists make gains
There are hopes two Africa-linked cyclists racing in the Tour de France will give a boost to professional cycling on the continent.
Spanish aid workers kidnapped by Somali militants set free
Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut were taken from a Kenyan refugee camp Dadaab in October 2011.
Elephant tusks: the new blood diamonds
African insurgencies are tapping into illegal ivory as a source of funds for their activities on the continent.
Draconian draft law could curb Kenya's press freedom
A new bill, due to be implemented on August 27, would cede control of media to Kenyan government in "states of emergency."
Obama's scorecard on Africa? Here it is.
Here’s GlobalPost’s scorecard for the Obama in Africa tour. In short, it was a good first effort — but he must try harder.
Obama bids to win back Africa
It remains to be seen how far an American-style town hall meeting will get the US president.
Obama in Africa: China 1, US 0
Obama’s tour of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania comes just three months after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a splash by visiting Africa on his first overseas trip. Unlike China’s leaders, the US president has been slow to arrive and choosy in his countries
Obama in Africa: Locals no longer awed by US leader's star power
Analysis: When the US president lands in Senegal late Wednesday on his first visit to the continent in four years, he comes laden with the weight of surveillance scandals at home and disillusionment abroad.
On his African trip, Obama is bypassing 3 countries weak on human rights
Commentary: The snub should make a diplomatic point with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
Kenya grenade attack kills up to 16 in displaced persons camp
The grenade attack took place in northern Kenya, where the Garre and Degodia clans have been feuding for several months.
Britain to compensate Kenyan victims
Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during a 1950s uprising will receive payments of more than $30 million.
Kenya's police accused of torture, rape, abuse of refugees near Nairobi: report
Human Rights Watch also documented almost 1,000 cases of arbitrary arrest of refugees near Kenya's capital.
Kenyan MPs vote to keep their high salaries
Members of Kenya’s parliament have overturned a directive from the government’s Salaries and Remuneration Commission that reduced their annual pay.
Analysis: Is The Hague racist?
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.
Blackout grips Kenya with power grid failure
Power grid problems leave Kenyans in the dark.
Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart
Banks around the world are attracted to the continent's rapidly growing economies.
Michael Adebolajo, one of the suspected Woolwich attackers, was arrested in 2010
Michael Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya, where he was suspected of preparing to join terrorist group al-Shabab.
Kenya: 40 mentally ill patients escape Nairobi psychiatric hospital
Kenya police are searching for 40 mentally ill patients who escaped from Nairobi's Mathari Mental Hospital after overpowering guards on Sunday.
UK negotiating compensation for Mau Mau prison camp survivors
The British government is negotiating a possible payout to Kenyans who were tortured by colonial officials during the Mau Mau uprising.
Kenya's new 'Lunatic Express' to remake town as region's trade hub
Authorities are planning a $25 billion infrastructure venture that will link one of Kenya’s seaside towns to neighboring South Sudan and Ethiopia.
In Kenya, 2 Iranians get life in prison on terror-related charges
Sayed Mousavi and Ahmad Mohammed were sentenced Monday to life in prison for allegedly plotting terror attacks in Nairobi and other cities in 2012.
Ethiopian Airlines returns Boeing 787 Dreamliner to service
Ethiopian Airlines today became the first airline to fly Boeing's 787 Dreamliner since regulators ordered the aircraft grounded three months ago.
Is this the end of expensive air travel in Africa?
Government regulations and fuel costs mean even short flights in Africa carry exorbitant prices, but a new airline is trying to bring that cost down.
London marathoners keep calm and carry on
Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race, after an accident slowed Olympic champion Tiki Gelana. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede won the men's race for the second time.
At least five people gunned down in Kenyan town of Garissa
Shooting spree in Kenya kills several.
Tip-toeing into Africa
Amid headlines declaring Africa the new frontier for investment, experts wonder how long it can last.
Desisa, Jeptoo win 2013 Boston Marathon
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon men's race, while Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race.
How to fight Africa’s wars
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.
Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya's new president
Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday as Kenya's fourth and youngest president.
Kenya's new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, offers US embarrassment and dilemma
The West must weigh security and business interests against the demands of international justice.
Chatter: Kenya gets a new president
Uhuru Kenyatta becomes Kenya's fourth president, North Korea tells foreigners to clear out of South Korea, Margaret Thatcher gets a funeral date, and what's white, fluffy and on steroids?