Voice of America

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:31
For the first time in almost a quarter-century, Somalia has an embassy in the United States.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:26
Lebanese security forces have detained nine people, mostly Syrians, suspected of involvement in planning terrorist attacks, including a twin bombing last week, and smuggling extremists into the country.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 05:41
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry just returned from a whirlwind trip to five Central Asian countries with "a deepening commitment" to collaborate on building the region’s economy, fighting international terrorist organizations and combating climate change, as top diplomats professed in a joint statement.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 06:43
U.S. President Barack Obama says he plans to remove Burundi from a U.S. trade preference program because of a worsening crackdown on the political opposition there, after Burundi's president took a controversial third term in office.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:22
American soldiers have begun training units of Niger's army at the edge of the Sahara Desert, in what a U.S. official calls a “new wave” of military support for African states battling Boko Haram militants.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:49
The long-awaited African Union Commission of Inquiry report on the South Sudan conflict has been released. It finds that both the South Sudan government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar committed human rights violations, some of which the report says constitute war crimes.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 04:52
Human rights groups in Cameroon say prisons constructed for 500 detainees are housing more than 3,000 people, including many Boko Haram suspects who can be held for years without charge in inhumane conditions.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 06:37
The White House’s decision to send roughly 300 U.S. troops to Cameroon to help fight the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has the support of some observers, though it also raised questions about might and motives.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:40
The White House said Wednesday it cancelled a meeting with three senior South Sudanese officials because President Salva Kiir's government and Riek Machar's opposition have failed to commit to the weeks'-old IGAD-Plus peace deal.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:38
Somalia's Al-Shabab militants have moved to silence members suspected of pushing the group to switch its main alliance from al-Qaida to the Islamic State extremist group.