Demand for ivory is fueling a war in which elephants and poachers are being slaughtered in growing numbers.
Garamba National Park, in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is a battlefield for wildlife rangers and armed groups hunting for ivory, with an arms race playing out across the savanna.
Heavily armed platoons of rangers at Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo wage war against elephant poachers.
The Lede is following protests across the Muslim world on Friday in response to a film posted on YouTube that mocks Islamâ€™s prophet.
Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda's leader, confirmed the death of his deputy, Abu Yahya al-Libi, in a video message posted on jihadist Internet forums late Monday.
In Djenne-Djenno in sub-Saharan Africa, theft and fighting have left many archaeological sites open to looting and outright destruction.
The failure to act against some autocratic leaders challenged by the Arab Spring is emboldening critics who see the court as part of a deeply undemocratic international order.
Defying expectations and, in some places, bullets, Libyans voted in the first election after more than four decades under Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
A convicted member of Al Qaeda was transferred from the prison camp at GuantÃ¡namo Bay, Cuba, to his native Sudan â€” a first for the Obama administrationâ€™s military commissions system.
Thomas Lubanga, a Congolese warlord, was sent to prison for 14 years for using child soldiers in 2002 and 2003.
Islamist militants destroyed two tombs on Tuesday at the famous 14th-century Djingareyber Mosque in Timbuktu, residents said.
Ethiopia is the darling of Western donors, but its stability comes at a heavy cost in human rights.
J. Scott Grationâ€™s resignation as ambassador to Kenya put him alongside other military commanders who struggled in civilian posts under the Obama administration.
An explosion at a mosque and attacks on several polling places show how far the country has to go.
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese gathered in Juba to celebrate the first birthday of the worldâ€™s youngest nation â€” an event marred by dire economic hardships and a near-constant threat of war.
The post-Arab Spring rise of Islamist leaders appeared to bypass Libya, where a coalition led by a Western-educated political scientist led the early vote count.
About 600 soldiers from the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo fled into Uganda, where troops from that nation disarmed them and were trying to figure out what to do with them.
President Mohamed Morsiâ€™s decree appeared to be a bold effort to claim authority, raising the specter of confrontation with Egyptâ€™s military and courts.
Islamists, who in the past week have destroyed and desecrated the tombs of Muslim saints in the fabled town of Timbuktu, are threatening West Africaâ€™s stability.
Libyans voted on Saturday in their first election in more than 40 years.