Voice of America

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:27
President Barack Obama has promised Nigeria's leader the U.S. will help fight terrorism in that country. In their meeting ahead of Obama's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the two leaders discussed the terrorist attack in Kenya and similar threats to Nigeria.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:26
Despite reports of Nigeria’s success against insurgent group Boko Haram, recent violence attributed to the group has some Nigerians worried that the militants are growing stronger. Many worry the violence will only increase as the 2015 elections draw closer, on the prospect that politicians will hire the militants to attack their opponents.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:20
The African Union (AU) is working with its international partners to assist Kenya following the weekend terrorist attack on the East African nation, says Erastus Mwencha, deputy chairman of the African Union Commission.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:18
The Somali militant group al-Shabab says its fighters are still holding hostages inside the Kenyan mall where gunmen began a deadly siege on Saturday.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:19
The Nigerian army has deployed hundreds of troops to combat what it calls “ethnic militia groups” in central Nigeria. Meanwhile, much of northern Nigeria remains in a state of emergency and the army said it has killed more than 150 insurgents and destroyed at least camps of radical Islamist group Boko Haram.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 08:41
Sudan is insisting President Omar al-Bashir has the right to attend the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York, despite U.S. warnings he would be unwelcome because of his indictment on war crimes charges.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 08:39
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague have begun calling witnesses in the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, who is facing charges of crimes against humanity.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 08:07
The exiled Coordinator of Uganda’s Intelligence Services has called for the removal of President Yoweri Museveni from the High Command of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:24
Delegates from 50 countries across Africa, Europe and the Persian Gulf came together in Brussels Monday to sign a ‘New Deal Compact’ to help rebuild Somalia, after two decades of civil war and lawlessness. The plan sets out government spending priorities and future international support.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:21
South Sudan army officials have dismissed as an exaggeration the findings of a Human Rights Watch report that accuses soldiers of killing scores of members of the Murle community in Jonglei state, most of them civilians, since December 2012.

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