Nigeria Arrests Alleged Boko Haram Spokesman
Authorities are trying to determine if the man in custody is the person
behind statements on behalf of militant group
UN Chief Calls for Calm in Senegal
Riot police walk past street fires lit by protesters in
Senegal, January 31, 2012.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing for calm in Senegal,
where riot police clashed with protesters demanding President Abdoulaye Wade
not run for a third term.
Ivorian Opposition Welcomes Court Election Ruling
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara waves next to
president Nicolas Sarkozy (not seen) on May 21, 2011 at the airport
Ivory Coast’s high court has overturned the election of 11 members of
parliament from President Alassane Ouattara’s party following last
December’s parliamentary election.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Criticized for Withholding Recognition of New Libyan Gov't
This week, Mr. Mugabe slammed the African Union Peace and Security
Council at the recent summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for embracing the new
leadership, calling the diplomatic move 'unprocedural'
South Sudan's Development: How Will It Be Financed ?
Panelists at a recent VOA-sponsored public discussion answer audience
Facebook Has Uncertain Future in Africa
Protesters hold "f"s in recognition of social network
role in the North African revolts, during a protest by
civil rights, in Rabat, Morocco, March 2011.
U.S. media reports say Facebook is set to make an initial public
offering of stock that could peg the company's worth as high as $100
billion. While investors have been enticed by the social media company's
rapid expansion, its future in Africa is unpredictable.
U.S. to end Afghanistan combat in 2013
The United States and NATO will end their combat mission in
Afghanistan next year, transitioning primarily to a training role in which
Afghan security forces will take the lead, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Secret Taliban report stokes Pakistan fears
Supporters of a hard-line pro-Taliban party chant
during a rally in Quetta, Pakistan, on January 13, 2011 Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Pakistan continues to
support the Taliban in Afghanistan, a secret NATO report says, according to
a journalist who has read it, despite years of Pakistani denials and
American pressure to stop backing the insurgency.
Tributes as ‘Soul Train’ creator, Don Cornelius, dies at 75
LEGENDARY music impresario, producer and television host who created the
dance show “Soul Train,” Don Cornelius, was found shot dead in his Los
Angeles home early yesterday morning in what appears to ...Read
Russia ready to veto UN’s military intervention in Syria
China opposes Western-Arab’s draft resolution