Voice of America

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 06:41
Three Malian soldiers were wounded in clashes with separatist Tuareg rebels on Wednesday, the army said, the first clashes since the two sides signed a ceasefire deal in June.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 06:40
An American citizen who broke ties with the Somali militant group al-Shabab is reported to have been killed by the group's fighters.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 08:23
U.S. wildlife authorities say they will destroy six metric tons of illegal elephant ivory seized by customs agents.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 06:49
New unrest is reported in the Central African Republic [C.A.R.], following clashes between local armed groups and the Seleka rebel coalition that seized power earlier this year.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 13:01
Officials in the Central African Republic say recent fighting in the northwest has killed at least 60 people and displaced tens of thousands more, as the security situation in that country continues to deteriorate. The latest clashes were between soldiers from the ruling rebel coalition and rival militias.
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 07:58
Mali's new prime minister, technocrat Oumar Tatam Ly, has named a 34-member Cabinet that includes a new ministry tasked with promoting reconciliation in the country's war-ravaged north.
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 07:18
United States special envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa, former senator Russ Feingold, and United Nations counterpart Mary Robinson are in Rwanda on the last leg of a four-day trip to promote peace in the region.
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 07:45
Leaders in Africa's Great Lakes region want the government and rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo to resume peace talks following a flareup of fighting.
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 07:43
A human rights campaigner says that as the trial of Kenyan deputy President William Ruto is set to begin September 10 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the focus should be on the victims of the crimes against humanity that he is accused of committing and not on the politics.
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 07:39
South Sudan made almost $1 billion from oil sales since resuming production in April, of which it had to pass on a quarter to arch foe Sudan for exporting crude through its territory, the oil ministry said on Thursday.