The Christian Science Monitor

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:25
For many Ugandans, the aftermath of President Yoweri Museveni’s disputed election win last week followed a wearily familiar script – with the exception of one offstage actor.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 09:18
When Lai Mohammed assumed his new job as Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture in November, he immediately noticed something awry in the salaries budget of his government agencies. The payroll was swollen with mysterious employees – some 400 – all claiming to have jobs that, officially, did not exist.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 06:01
A trial related to an Army patrol's massacre of 22 people last year underscores both progress being made in holding soldiers accountable – and the tough challenges that lie ahead.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:34
Rwanda's high court ruled Thursday in favor of a drive to change the constitution so that President Paul Kagame can run for a third term. Critics say African leaders are too ready to dismantle checks on their powers.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 06:38
“The decision leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of the $65 billion US taxpayer-funded efforts to build, train, equip, and sustain the ANSF,” the report notes. “This includes Afghan troop numbers, salaries, training, equipment (including planes and helicopters), and infrastructure projects.”
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 07:05
A nation that has been at war for 50 years, has to start early to heal the wounds of war. The victims of the conflict have a seat at the peace talks, as Santos has insisted, because they are more willing to forgive and more willing to be generous.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:35
Saturday's attack on the town of Baga is another embarrassing setback for Nigeria's military, which is working with its neighbors to secure the remote border area. Boko Haram militants separately abducted around 40 boys from another village.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:04
Boko Haram appears to be focusing on the acquisition of territory, and it's moving in the direction of providing services, especially security, for residents in the territories it controls. But will residents who fled the extremist group really return?
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 06:05
Burkina Faso has been a key mediator of regional conflicts and a Western partner in fighting terrorism. President Blaise Compaoré was ousted last Friday, and a military junta has assumed power, raising objections from the African Union.
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 05:52
An obscure Algerian extremist group that abducted a French alpine guide has threatened to kill him. The group broke from Al Qaeda earlier this month and vowed allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State.