Voice of America

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.
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 11:22
Central African Republic rebel leader Michel Djotodia has been sworn in as interim president of the violence-plagued nation, five months after seizing power in a coup.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 06:39
Somalia's government has asked aid group Doctors Without Borders to reconsider its planned withdrawal from the country. Somali Minister of Human Development and Public Services Dr. Maryan Qasim says the group's decision "will directly affect the lives of thousands of vulnerable people" and could lead to a "catastrophic humanitarian crisis."
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 06:24
Fighting has intensified in recent months in Sudan’s Darfur region, with hundreds of people killed in ongoing battles between rival Arab communities.   Observers say the government is losing control over the very militias they once armed to wage war against rebel groups.  
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 15:44
An Egyptian military spokesman says Egyptian Air Force helicopters have been carrying out strikes close to the Israeli border, in an effort to root out Islamist militants operating in the area.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 08:31
Reports are circulating that militants killed dozens of people in northeastern Nigeria during the weekend, most of whom were praying at a mosque.  Some analysts said the insurgent group Boko Haram could be trying to warn civilians not to cooperate with authorities.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 08:00
Opposition political parties and non-governmental organizations in Zambia are criticizing the government's use of the Public Order Act to bar political rallies in the country, and some are now pushing for a repeal or revision of the colonial-era legislation
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 11:33
The spokesman for Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says his group has evidence that senior ZANU-PF officials including the first lady contravened the constitution as well as the electoral laws in the run up to the July 31st general election.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 06:58
Speaking in Georgian, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili cited “nostalgia” between the two neighboring peoples as the reason for his belief that diplomatic relations between them will be restored.
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 09:12