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In this eastern province of Congo, there are rapes the government can prosecute — and many, many more it can't.
Africa is the world's fastest-growing mobile phone market, an industry group report said Wednesday, citing the continent's innovative uses for cellphones.
In Africa's remotest jungle, where paved roads and telephones don't exist, a U.S. aid group is raising radio towers to help fight killers from the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal militia that 100 U.S. special forces troops are now helping hunt.
Palestinian efforts to join U.N. agencies beyond its cultural arm are "not beneficial for anybody" and will lead to cuts in funding sure to affect millions of people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday.
Obama administration officials faced a sometimes skeptical audience Tuesday as they briefed lawmakers in public for the first time on President Obama's deployment of 100 Special Forces troops to Africa to help track down one of the continent's most notorious warlords.
The United States is venturing into one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts, sending about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support a years-long fight against a guerrilla group accused of horrific atrocities.
The son of Congo's former dictator vowed to use military force to crack down on Congolese soldiers and rebels who have kept up a years-long campaign of rape against civilians in the Central African nation, saying he will hold the guilty accountable if he is elected president.
A House committee voted Wednesday to eliminate some $50 million that President Obama requested for the U.N. organization that helps women and children in developing countries with reproductive health and family planning, a reflection of growing Republican anger with both the world body and its work in China.
American taxpayers contributed a staggering $7.7 billion to the United Nations system in 2010, including 22 percent of the world bodys regular budget. In fact, the United States pays more than all the permanent members of the Security Council combined, 13 times more than Russia and seven times more than China. It is natural therefore that Washington should expect value in return for the hard-earned tax dollars of U.S. citizens.