Voice of America

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:25
Rioters have burned tires and set fire to a church in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after gunmen shot and killed a popular Muslim cleric and three of his associates.
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:23
Thirty-five people appeared in court on Thursday accused of vandalism during a week of deadly anti-government riots in Sudan, a lawyer said, the first legal proceedings reported in the capital linked to the violence.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:26
President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has unilaterally taken his country out of the Commonwealth, becoming the first African leader to do so since President Robert Mugabe took Zimbabwe out in 2003.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:15
The president of Mali dissolved a committee that was formed to reform the army and the government has freed 23 prisoners with rebel ties, in a move that could reopen negotiations with the MNLA rebel group.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:10
An official of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) says peace talks between the government and the M23 rebel group in neighboring Uganda’s capital, Kampala could be concluded next week.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:07
South African officials say they are looking into possible links the Somali militant group al-Shabab may have in South Africa, where experts say they are concerned about the country becoming a hub for fundraising and recruiting for extremist groups.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:05
A leading member of Ivory Coast opposition says the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrant for Charles Ble Goude will undermine any attempt to stabilize the country.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:03
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for a former journalist accused of attempting to bribe a witness in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The warrant will test Kenya’s willingness to cooperate with the ICC.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:02
South Sudanese rebel leader David Yau Yau could be ready for talks with the government, a spokesman for former rebels who are helping to convince insurgents in South Sudan to lay down arms and take up an amnesty offer from President Salva Kiir, said.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 07:58
The International Criminal Court has resumed the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto after letting him return home to deal with last week's deadly militant attack on a Nairobi mall.