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  • Warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, reportedly "wants to lay down his arms," a spokesman for the Central African Republic government said. (Associated Press)

    Central African Republic negotiating for surrender of warlord Kony

    The Central African Republic says it is negotiating the surrender of warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who is the subject of a U.S.-aided manhunt, but the Obama administration said Thursday it has "little reason to believe" the Ugandan rebel is part of the talks.


  • Somali soldiers look at the bodies of some of those who were killed in a suicide and car bomb blasts at a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Sept, 7, 2013. (Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Blasts at Somalia restaurant kill 15, police say

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali militants attacked a restaurant near Mogadishu's seat of government for the second time in less than a year on Saturday, detonating two large blasts that killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly two dozen, police said.


  • Briefly: African Union considers international force in Mali

    African Union officials are discussing the logistics for the deployment of an African-led international force against Islamist militants in Mali.


  • Joseph Kony

    Hunt for notorious Ugandan warlord Kony loses momentum

    Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has survived on a steady regimen of rape, murder, pillage and abduction across East and Central Africa, remains a fugitive, as African Union countries struggle to coordinate their forces and amass the political will to bring justice to one of Africa's most infamous warlords.


  • **FILE** Sudanese armed forces ride a military vehicle April 24, 2012, at the oil-rich border town of Heglig, Sudan. (Associated Press)

    South Sudan, Sudan support rebels as they prepare for talks

    Sudan and South Sudan are still supporting rebels in each other's country as they prepare for a fresh round of talks this week over disputes that brought the two neighbors to the brink of war earlier this year.


  • Somali military trainees march Aug. 14, 2012, during a graduation ceremony at the Jazeera military camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. These soldiers are part of 602 trainees who are graduating following an eight-month training program. (Associated Press)

    U.S., U.N. concerned over corrupt Somali transition

    World leaders from Africa to the U.S. and Europe said they are growing increasingly concerned that intimidation and corruption are marring the selection of a new Somali parliament, a task still unfinished less than a week before the government's U.N. mandate expires.


  • Briefly: School children celebrate Mandela’s birthday

    Nearly 12 million school children across South Africa have kicked off celebrations marking the 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the country’s deeply loved anti-apartheid icon, with resounding choruses of “Happy Birthday.”


  • Abdikhafar Abubakar prepares to board a plane for his return to Minneapolis after visiting his mother in Mogadishu for the first time in decades. "When I was out walking around, I wasn't scared," he said.

    Mogadishu losing 'Most Dangerous City' label

    Mogadishu is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: World's Most Dangerous City.


  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Albert Winschel (right) demonstrates how to apply a tourniquet on fellow Marine Sgt. Preston Norton as they give medic training to soldiers with the Uganda People's Defense Force at the Singo training facility in Kakola. American military advisers there are drawing on experience from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    U.S. advisers train troops for Somalia

    American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union soldiers to fight Somalia's most powerful insurgent group, al-Shabab.


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