- AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants Updated: Feb-06-16 3:15 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.
- UN panel: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions Updated: Jan-25-16 7:35 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a U.N. panel of experts says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press.
- UN council visit to Burundi to push end to violence, talks Updated: Jan-19-16 9:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Members of the U.N. Security Council are going to Burundi later this week with three goals - to try to break the cycle of violence and prevent ethnic attacks from erupting, to promote peace talks, and to encourage respect for human rights, France's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.