Just a few days ago, people polled at the spot of Saturday morning's attack warned that Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, could be overdoing things with the pace of his reform policies. Of late, people have not even been able to keep up with ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. ...
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vow ...
Harare, Zimbabwe--Zimbabwe's president was unscathed on Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the "cowardly act" will not disru ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country.

Witnesses said ...
The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed on Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.

"This is simply because we have had e ...
Kenyan troops and emergency workers picked through mud and debris on Friday in search of some 40 people still missing after a dam burst its banks, sending muddy waters raging through homes and killing 45 people.

Kenya's top prosecutor has ordered ...
Eritrea's president broke weeks of silence on Wednesday to respond positively to conciliatory overtures from bitter foe Ethiopia, raising hopes of a fresh start in the Horn of Africa.

A brutal, fruitless border conflict between the two countries e ...
On November 6, 2017, Emmerson Mnangagwa was fired from the position of Vice-President of Zimbabwe by then president Robert Mugabe.
But while Mugabe’s sudden and theatrical dismissal in November might have been the much-needed proverbial jolt in the ...
The U.S. wastes blood and treasure propping up Somalia while denying its neighbor's sovereign aspirations. Why?
In 1991, following the collapse of the authoritarian Somali government, the northwestern region of the war torn Somalia became a de-facto ...
HARGEISA, Somaliland — How do you root out a ruthless terror group? How do you anticipate its every move, counter its indoctrination campaigns, occupy its territory and deprive it of the air it breathes?

"I was contemplating these questions while ...
Not much has changed about Somalia’s prospects for long-term stability, says Sen. Jack Reed, since he first visited the streets of Mogadishu almost 25 years ago. Reed, now the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited the country a ...

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