Chief: African Union Needs Troop Surge in Somalia

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA —  The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country’s military control areas won back from extremist group al-Shabab, saying the Somali National Army has been unable to take charge as expected. Francisco Caetano Madeira’s request for an unspecified number of extra AU troops comes More...

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By Femke van Zeijl On Monday, November 14th, 2016

The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy

Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people? Benin City, Nigeria – A wooden staff thumps on the landing in front of the temporary palace. “Long live More...

By Sophie Morlin-Yron On Thursday, August 25th, 2016

What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe. But, in reality, three Canadas More...

By VOA On Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Fears Mount of Full-scale Ukraine-Russia Clash

The sound of battle has long gone. But the ghosts remain in Ukraine’s Independence Square, where more than two years ago police and protesters clashed for weeks amid acrid black fumes billowing from burning More...

By Voanews On Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Democrats Clinton, Kaine Offer ‘Very Different Vision’ Than Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine campaigned together for the first time Saturday, sounding an optimistic message of hope in the future, in contrast to the past week’s More...

By Dan Williams On Friday, May 20th, 2016

Israel defense chief quits, warns of “extremist” rise under Netanyahu

“Our bonds of friendship are unbreakable and our commitment to the security of Israel remains absolute,” he added. Netanyahu’s offer of Yaalon’s cabinet post to Lieberman emerged this week More...

By VOA On Monday, May 9th, 2016

Canada Reaches Turning Point in Combating Wildfire

Canadian officials say they have reached a turning point in combating the huge wildfire that has destroyed a large area of the province of Alberta in western Canada. Cooler temperatures and light rain in the More...

By Lin Noueihed and Omar Fahmy On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Russian Fighters Buzz US Navy Destroyer at Close Range in Baltic Sea, US Says

Russian fighter jets overflew a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea almost two dozen times earlier this week, with one pass at 30 feet from the ship causing a wake in the waters nearby, a U.S. Defense Department More...

By Tara Setmayer On Monday, March 28th, 2016

Donald Trump’s bizarre war on women

In a matter of 48 hours last week, the national conversation went from a War on Terror to the War on Women thanks to another late-night Trump Twitter tirade. Donald Trump just can’t seem to help himself. More...

By BBC On Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Ethiopia’s Oromo protests: PM Hailemariam Desalegn apologises

Ethiopia’s prime minster has apologised for the death and destruction caused by protests in the Oromia region. But Hailemariam Desalegn, addressing parliament in the capital, Addis Ababa, said “anti-peace More...