Europe Mulls Forceful Presence in Conflict-torn Sahel

PARIS - The European Union is being urged to become more militarily involved in Africa's Sahel region amid a possible drawdown of U.S. troops and a fast-growing Islamist insurgency.

Fallout from escalating unrest in the …

Panic as locust swarms invade Uganda

KAMPALA, Ugandan government officials held an emergency meeting after locusts were spotted in three areas neighbouring Kenya in the north-east.

Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda summoned the meeting at 7 pm local time Sunday to …

US, Europe Split Over Terror Threat from Africa

Terror groups in Africa are getting more ambitious, increasingly mustering the resources and expertise to make their presence felt across the region with an eye toward wreaking havoc even further afield.

Intelligence assessments from the …

Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate in South Sudan

JUBA - U.N. officials say human rights conditions in South Sudan are deteriorating as a February 22 deadline for creating a transitional unity government draws near.

Three U.N. human rights commissioners who wrapped up their …

Virus Outbreak Impacts Africans at Home and Abroad

WASHINGTON - African nations are preparing for what experts believe is the inevitable emergence of cases of coronavirus on the continent. With growing economic ties and increased travel between the African continent and China, health …