Voice of America

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 07:51
Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting in Kampala Thursday, seeking a solution to the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a lull in fighting between the armed forces and the M23 rebels. But, accusations that Rwanda continues to support the rebels are complicating efforts for peace.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:11
The spokesman for the United Nations Stabilization Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), says the group intends to set up a security zone to prevent the M23 rebels from launching long-range attacks on North Kivu’s capital, Goma. The city has a population of over one million.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:10
Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has survived an apparent assassination attempt claimed by militant group al-Shabab.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:09
In Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, the birthplace of Boko Haram, hundreds of young men have formed units of a civilian vigilante group that now is actively working to hunt down militants alongside the military. In doing so, the vigilantes have themselves become targets.
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 08:00
The political head of the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says its fighters are pulling back from their positions near the city of Goma, to allow for an investigation into the deadly shelling across the border into Rwanda. The rebels deny responsibility for the attack, which has raised tensions between Rwanda and the DRC.
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 07:55
Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic capital Bangui caused thousands of civilians to seek safety at the international airport Wednesday. The U.N. refugee agency is calling on the government to take immediate action to protect the civilians.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:26
Libya's largest western oilfields closed when an armed group shut down the pipeline linking them to ports, its deputy oil minister said on Tuesday, reducing its oil output to a trickle.
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 07:58
Renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo between government soldiers and M23 rebels has brought expression of concern from the United States.
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 07:55
Rampant police corruption is impeding Liberia's development a decade after its 14-year civil war ended, and abuses should be reined in as the United Nations scales back its presence in the West African country, Human Rights Watch said.
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 06:49
After a three-week lull, heavy fighting has resumed outside Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. M23 rebels and the DRC army blame each other for renewing hostilities. The battle began Wednesday night and continued into Thursday.

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