Ethiopia’s Quest for Deeper Water (+Photos)

April 4, 2013, 12:38 am

The hunt for water is a daily ritual of necessity in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Exacerbated by climate change, on the brink of an emergency, the quest becomes more urgent.

Kenyan Supreme Court Upholds Election Results

March 31, 2013, 1:58 am

Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s next president, March 30. The loser accepted the verdict, marking the end of a tense election [...]

Al-Qaida Spurring Unrest in Southern Algeria

March 30, 2013, 3:58 pm

Protests by the unemployed in southern Algeria are raising unrest in the country’s sensitive oil regions, and attracting the attention of al-Qaida.

Plague of Locusts in Madagascar Threatens Crops

March 29, 2013, 1:03 pm

Plague of locusts have swarmed over much of Madagascar. The locust plague now threatens much of the country’s rice crops, a staple of the Madagascar, where 80 percent lives on [...]

African Farmers Struggle as Swedish Investment Pulled

March 28, 2013, 8:45 pm

An investment made by Swedish energy company Vattenfall in 2010, and suddenly withdrawn in 2012, has hit plantation owners hard in the post-conflict, West African country of [...]

Fairy Circles Mystery Solved in SW Africa, Study Claims

March 28, 2013, 8:17 pm

Fairy circles mystery solved: A Florida researcher claims to have solved the mystery of the “fairy circles” that dot a desert in southwestern Africa.

Mandela in Hospital With Lung Infection

March 28, 2013, 7:29 am

Mandela in hospital: South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, 94, is in hospital with a recurring lung infection.

Pistorius Appeals Bail Restrictions

March 28, 2013, 7:18 am

Pistorius bail restrictions: Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wants to continue running in competitions to earn money, but bail restrictions are getting in the way, say his lawyers.

Central African President Flees After Rebels Overrun Capital

March 25, 2013, 3:11 pm

Ousted Central African Republic President Francois Bozize fled the country after rebels overran the capital.

Angelina Jolie: Congo Women, Girls Meet Actress

March 25, 2013, 2:40 pm

Angelina Jolie Congo: Actress Angelina Jolie was in the eastern Congo on Monday to meet with women and girls amid rampant sexual violence.

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