Rights Groups Urge Release of Journalists in Eritrea, Years After Disappearances

In 2002, newspaper editor Aaron Berhane fled his home country of Eritrea for security reasons, after his paper criticized the government and called for democratic reforms. He was one of the lucky journalists. More than …

Rwandan Militia Leader Wanted for War Crimes Killed in Congo

The commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia wanted for alleged war crimes has been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sylvestre Madacumura, leader of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), was …

From the US to Ghana, a Taste of Home in the Homeland

African Americans are being encouraged to visit Ghana to mark 400 years since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade. In the capital, Accra, one returnee chef is awaiting U.S. visitors to give them a …

United Nations Sees Increase in Child Soldiers Recruited in S. Sudan

Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown conflict remained …

Power Battle over Mugabe’s Body Underscores Struggles for Family

Weeping, she followed his casket, her footsteps heavy, her body draped in black lace.

In public, Grace Mugabe has been the picture of the dignified, dutiful widow since her husband, former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, …

DRC Police: 36 People Missing After Boat Sinks in Congo River

KINSHASA – Thirty-six people are missing after a boat sank in the Congo river on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DR Congo police said on Sunday.

The vessel, which was traveling to the capital, went down …

ICC Prosecutor Appeals Acquittal of Ex-Ivory Coast President

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – International Criminal Court prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

Judges acquitted Gbagbo …