Friday, July 18, 2014 - 08:39
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he would prefer to use military force to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program than to accept a bad deal that international negotiators are currently working on.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 06:55
The U.N. Security Council warned on Wednesday it is ready to consider "appropriate measures" against warring parties in South Sudan if they do not stop the violence in the world's youngest nation and negotiate a transitional government.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 06:31
A United Nations panel that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on Somalia has accused the country's president, a former minister, and a U.S. law firm of conspiring to divert Somali assets recovered abroad, according to a new report.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 13:45

The U.S. held military exercises with several African countries this week, while the U.S. and the European Union issued new sanctions against the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Read these top stories and other news highlights from Africa below.

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 09:03
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a network of companies in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and China for allegedly procuring sophisticated military equipment for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, including materials for aerial drones, senior U.S. officials said.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:06
The European Union said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on Peter Gadet, a South Sudanese rebel leader who commanded an ethnic militia that massacred more than 200 civilians in April.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 07:10
The United States will expand sanctions on groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, making it easier to target those who are trying to instigate violence and disrupt peacekeeping efforts in that country, the White House announced on Tuesday.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 06:27
The UN's Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world's most repressive states.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 06:43
When European and American donors started moving their money around, first due to the daylight robbery of these funds by civil servants (including the government’s own money), and then after the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, many programs have been affected. When the donors sneeze, it’s the NGO’s that catch a cold.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:25
Uganda swiped back at Washington today, saying that the "most vulnerable" Ugandans would bear the brunt of the impact of new U.S. sanctions announced last week as part of the Obama Administration's response to the east African country's brutal new antigay law.