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White Supremacist Finding Fertile Ground in Northwest US

After a lull following the demise of the Idaho-based neo-Nazi Aryan Nations in 2000, anti-government and white supremacist groups and individuals may be reviving in the Inland Northwest. It's a mostly white, mostly rural area with few job opportunities and a history of extreme activists.

South Sudan Envoy Warns of "Possible Genocide" in South Kordofan

In a statement to the Security Council today, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, the head of the Southern Sudan mission to the UN, warned that the situation in Southern Kordofan "risks degenerating into ethnic cleansing and possible genocide."

South Sudan Calls for Foreign Military Intervention to Stop the North...

South Sudan on Thursday called for foreign military intervention over armed confrontation involving forces loyal to its military wing, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the northern Sudan Armed Forces in border state of South Kordofan.

Ancient City Wall in Kenya May Become World Heritage Site

The wall's uniqueness is that it was built without mortar and is a rare example of early defensive savanna architecture adopted in East Africa. Several smaller walls can be found inside the outer wall and these are believed to have been build to protect individual homes.

Abyei Still Tense After Burning and Looting by The North

Initial patrols around the area of conflict suggest that looting and pillaging have left the town badly damaged and empty," UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York

The Ongoing Arab Plundering of Abyei

Some 20,000 people, almost the whole population of the town, had fled reported, aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

UN Demands Halt to Fighting and Immediate Withdrawal From Abyei of...

The Security Council said the taking over of Abyei by Government of Sudan troops constituted a serious violation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005 to end two decades of civil war between the north and the south.

Arab Expansionism in Africa, North Sudan Army Marches Into Abyei

"There are reports from Abyei that the Sudan Armed Forces have once again bombed the area today. They have bombed five other different villages today.

Two More Blocs Join Common Currency Talks

PLANS to adopt a single currency for the 15-member Southern African Development Community (Sadc) by 2018 could be overtaken by a much broader regional...

The African Continent

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers...