Violent extremists in northern Mali roam uncontested; terrorist and criminal organizations exploit safe havens.
Continued international cooperation is a key to minimizing the threat of piracy.
In order to be durable and meaningful, democracy must consist of more than elections.
U.S. officials said the M23 leaders are responsible for carrying out terrible acts of violence against civilians and children in the DRC.
The United States is committed to helping confront the threat and restoring stability and security throughout the West African nation.
Interim government of Mali has new prime minister after security forces loyal to junta forced the previous PM to resign.
In all, nearly 80 percent of the nation’s 14 million registered voters took part in the December 7 and 8 balloting.
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the mutinous soldiers fighting it have agreed to preliminary talks.
The International Criminal Court, or ICC, has unsealed a warrant against Simone Gbagbo, for crimes against humanity.
Welcome news reports from the region say the delegations agreed to end hostilities.
The United Nations and local officials estimate that raids and counter-raids have resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths.
The United States commends the people of Sierra Leone who turned out in overwhelming numbers to vote.