South Sudan: Battle over Control of Oil Hub

Updated: Fri 18 Apr, 02:44 am

The army says it is preparing to launch a major offensive to retake Bentiu, the capital of the oil producing Unity state, that fell into the hands of rebel forces over the weekend. read more »

Al Shabaab Loses Strategic Somalian Town

Updated: Thu 27 Mar, 10:08 am

Somali government and African Union forces have seized the town of el-Bur in central Somalia, the latest in a series of advances against Al Shabaab militants. read more »

Africa Slow to Sign Arms Trade Treaty

Updated: Thu 10 Apr, 09:28 am

On the first anniversary of its adoption by the UN, the landmark agreement fell short of its 50 state ratification minimum needed to enter into force, while only two African countries have ratified … read more »