US diplomats evacuated as fresh fighting breaks out in South Sudan
Gunfire could be heard through the capital Juba on Tuesday after the government said it had defeated an attempted coup.
Fighting erupts between South Sudan troops: Witnesses
Fighting broke out between South Sudanese soldiers overnight and gunfire could still be heard on Monday morning, according to witnesses in Juba.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
Turns out almost 70 percent of the world's nations are seriously corrupt
Transparency International's new Corruption Perceptions Index is out, and it doesn't look good. Here are the winners and losers.
How climate change is helping Al Qaeda (VIDEO)
The Sahel is environmentally fragile and politically unstable. Here's how climate change is making a difficult situation worse.
Sudan government, rebels block vaccination drive
The Sudan government and a key rebel group are refusing to let UN workers vaccinate 160,000 children against polio in conflict-stricken states.
George Clooney wants you to drink this coffee
Can war-torn South Sudan rebuild its economy, bean by bean? Coffee industry insiders think so.
Survey: Africans say continent's macroeconomic growth isn't helping them
The Afrobarometer survey, focusing on the perceptions of Africans themselves, adds important nuance to the poverty debate.
Over 19,000 refugees flee conflict in eastern South Sudan: UN
Almost 12,000 have entered Ethiopia from South Sudan's Jonglei state, where the army is trying to put down a rebellion.
Sudan: Protests strengthen against 'killer' Bashir
Thousands call for the resignation of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
New Sudan riots after 29 dead in 3 days
Thousands of people protested in the capital and in the country's north, calling for the downfall of the government.
Sudan sees third day of protests over economic reform
There have been at least six deaths since the riots started three days ago.
Sudan's president, wanted on genocide charges, says he will travel to UN
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
People waiting in lines for things (PHOTOS)
Lots of people are waiting in lines for iPhones today. Here are some other reasons to wait in lines.
How did 7,000 Sudanese disappear in 2011?
Commentary: Unanswered questions about the roles of UN agencies and the Sudanese government demand investigation.
Sudan flood victims hits 150,000 and rising
More than half the victims, 84,000, are in the area around the capital Khartoum.
Sudan ejects UNHCR staff from North Darfur
UNHCR has not had any explanation for the expulsion of its staff members.
South Sudan: What happens after a president 'nukes his entire cabinet'?
President Salva Kiir's decision to sack his entire cabinet has thrown the world’s newest nation into political turmoil.
Growing pains? South Sudan's president fires entire cabinet
In the 2-year-old nation's biggest political ruction thus far, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir fired his deputy and key figures behind his country's successful fight for independence.
Nigeria to pull peacekeepers from Mali, Darfur
Nigeria plans to withdraw many of its troops from international peacekeeping missions in Mali and Darfur, saying they're needed at home.
Should your next cup of Nespresso come from South Sudan? George Clooney thinks so.
Nespresso frontman George Clooney calls the company's plan to develop coffee plantations in South Sudan a "game-changing move."
Sudan President Bashir's trip to Nigeria sees outcry
Sudan President Bashir's appearance at a health summit in Nigeria has infuriated rights activists.
Elephant tusks: the new blood diamonds
African insurgencies are tapping into illegal ivory as a source of funds for their activities on the continent.
After boom years, some Chinese firms run into trouble in crisis-hit Sudan
Sudan has been scrambling to contain an economic crisis since it lost the bulk of its oil production when South Sudan seceded in 2011
South Sudan marks 2 years of independence
Two years after South Sudan gained its independence, its people wonder how they will confront the challenges of running a country without enough schools, hospitals or roads.
Africa's anti-gay attacks reach 'dangerous' levels
Amnesty International says 'homosexual acts' are being criminalized across the continent.
No Man’s Land: 3 territories that are still unclaimed
Get 'em while they're free and lawless.
On Location Video: On the front lines of Africa's hidden war
Conflict has raged in Sudan's Nuba Mountains for two years, affecting a million people. But you've probably never heard of it.
Back to school in Sudan's war-torn Nuba Mountains
Children are back to school in the war-torn Nuba Mountains. But frequent air raids send them running for cover.
World Refugee Day 2013: 'Needs of these people are overwhelming'
The world's refugee population is on the incline with a staggering 45.2 million people displaced from their homes.
A New York-born doctor is the only surgeon at this Nuba Mountain trauma center
An American surgeon helps run the only hospital in Sudan's war-wracked Nuba Mountains.