Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from.
Activists Criticize Kenya for Putting Muslim Groups on Shabaab Supporters' List
Rights groups criticized Kenya's government on Tuesday for including two prominent Muslim groups on a list of possible supporters of al Shabaab, the Somali Islamists behind this month's Garissa university attack that killed 148 people.
Kenya to UN: 'Somali Refugees Must Leave in 3 Months'
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto says the government has given the United Nations High Commission for Refugees three months to close a refugee camp and send the 400,000 Somalis living there back to their country.
Nigeria’s Lagos isn’t just the commercial hub of Nigeria, but the most populous city in all of Africa. Two men are vying for the state’s top job in Saturday’s governorship election. Chris Stein is in Lagos and has this report for VOA.
South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Dropping Bombs Across Border, Killing People
Ateny Wek Ateny said Thursday that nine more people were wounded in what he called "an act of aggression" by Sudan. He said Sudan is to blame because it is the only neighboring country with "the history of this type of unprovoked attacks."
Zimbabwean President Arrives in South Africa for First Official Visit in Decades
Zimbabwe's president has arrived in South Africa for his first official state visit in more than 20 years. President Robert Mugabe arrived with his wife, Grace, on Tuesday at the Waterkloof air force base outside the capital Pretoria.
Liberians on Border Help Prevent Ebola from Spreading
When Liberia reopened its borders earlier this year, many people felt it was premature with Ebola still rife in Sierra Leone and Guinea. The border is porous and hard to control under the best of times. Benno Muchler travelled there in Nimba Country and filed this report on how locals are dealing with the situation.
Northern Kenya Leaders Promise to Name al Shabaab Sympathizers
Leaders from north eastern Kenya now say they indeed know the identities of the youth who have fallen victim to religious radicalization in the country: what’s more, they say they will reveal their identities to the authorities.