Voice of America

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.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 07:19
Recent inter-religious fighting in the Central African Republic has raised tensions between communities and has threatened the rebel-led government. The town of Bouca, which was left in ruins following an attack targeting Muslims a week ago.
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:02
Time is running out at the peace talks in Kampala between the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government and the rebels of the M23 movement. Regional heads of state had asked the parties to the talks to try to reach a peace deal before the U.N. General Assembly session opens next week.
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:00
An African-led peacekeeping force in the Central Africa is due for a boost in numbers, as the international community weighs a response to the ongoing security crisis in the country.
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 07:57
South Sudan's army has killed almost 100 members of a small tribe, executing some of them in cold blood, during seven months of fighting with rebels in the eastern Jonglei state, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 08:05
Uganda says it is encouraged over the progress of the peace talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the M23 rebels.
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 08:04
The forced evictions of thousands of Somalia's poorest from makeshift camps amid rebuilding efforts in the war-ravaged capital has led to "large-scale human rights abuses," Amnesty International said on Friday.
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 08:01
After 10 years of peace, the police force in the West African nation of Liberia still lacks the ability to protect most neighborhoods, and it maintains a reputation for corruption. As a result, residents of crime-prone areas in the capital, Monrovia, rely on vigilante groups to provide security.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 06:45
Rwanda has asked the International Criminal Court to let it address the court in the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 06:43
As the security situation in the Central African Republic continues to deteriorate, a new unsettling rivalry between Muslim and Christian communities has started to take hold.