News from Africa

President Kabila looks on during signature ceremonies.

DRC Opposition Unites Against President Kabila

  Leading opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they have organized themselves under one umbrella called “Rassemblement” or “Rally” to force President Joseph Kabila to leave power. Kabila’s second term...






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Fighting Reported on Eritrea-Ethiopia Border

  Residents of a town on the Eritrea-Ethiopia border reported hearing sounds of heavy fighting Monday, as both countries accused each other of launching an attack. The fighting appeared centered on the Eritrean town...






The spokesperson for Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group, Robow Abu Mansur (C), is escorted on December 14, 2008 by bodyguards to a press conference just outside Mogadishu. Mansur announced a continuation of hostilities toward the Ethiopian-backed Somali interim government as President Abdullahi Yusuf sacked his prime minister and entire cabinet on December 15 for failing to secure peace in the troubled horn of Africa nation before naming close ally Mohamoud Mohamed Gouled. AFP PHOTO/ Mokhtar MOHAMED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED MOKHTAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Al-Shabab Says Executed More of Its Own in Somalia

  Al-Shabab militants in Somalia say they have executed two of their members, both of them recruited from Kenya, for disloyalty and anti-Islamic activities. The two Kenyans and a Somali man executed at the...






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Liberia Declared Ebola-free for 4th Time

  Liberia is officially free of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization announced Thursday, after the West African country successfully passed 42 days without a confirmed case of this often-fatal disease. “WHO commends...