On January 20, 1942 the Nazi high command gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss eliminating European Jewry. One attendee expressed reservations, worrying that they might one day be held responsible. Hitler dismissed the man's concerns, saying, "Who now remembers the Armenians?"
Malawi said it won't host an African Union summit next month because the organization wants Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese leader accused of war crimes in Darfur, to attend.
African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive against militants in a densely populated enclave near the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, the AU mission said Tuesday.
The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab is recruiting U.S. citizens. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
The spiraling conflict between Sudan and South Sudan poses a threat to world oil prices, the prime minister of neighboring Kenya has warned.
Guinea-Bissau political parties announced a president to lead a transitional government that would rule for up to two years, the proposed timeframe for planning new elections.
Guinea-Bissau has been suspended from the African Union in the wake of last week's military coup.
Mali state television announced late Friday that the leader of Mali's coup, Captain Amadou Sanogo, and the Economic Community of West African States have agreed to a plan under which the coup leaders will hand over power to the civilian government in exchange for the end of trade and diplomatic sanctions.
International pressure built Tuesday for leaders of the military group that seized power last month from Mali's democratically elected president to restore the nation to civilian rule.
The United States suspended a portion of its aid to Mali in light of last week's coup in the West African nation, the State Department said Monday.
The man commanding the AMISOM mission in Somalia describes efforts to root out Al-Shabaab militants.
A proposed new ".africa" internet domain name will provide a stronger brand identity than current little known country domains, while preventing registration revenues flowing abroad, say backers.
A suicide bomber who carried out an attack in Somalia this weekend was an American citizen of Somali descent, a website associated with the Al-Shabaab Islamist movement claimed Sunday.
A majority of African leaders remained quiet Friday as news of Moammar Gadhafi's death spread worldwide -- a telling sign in a continent where the strongman spent billions of dollars buying friendships.
Military forces have managed to take the remaining strongholds of al Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab in the far northeast of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the military said.
A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex in the heart of Somalia's restive capital Tuesday, a brazen strike killing dozens of people, including students registering for an education program.
African Union officials have recognized the new Libyan government, marking another setback for ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.
South Africa and the African Union have recognized the National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate rulers.
CNN's Natalie Allen speaks with Phil Black about reports that Gadhafi loyalist no longer control parts of Sirte, Libya.
The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.
The Ramadan offensive has begun here, an obvious date to rally supporters of the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militant group, but this year feels a little different.
Somalia's top militant group may soon counter the government's recent thrust against them with an offensive of their own.
The African Union has admitted South Sudan as its 54th member, marking another recognition for the world's newest nation.
Nigeria is Africa's top oil producer, with exports worth $59 billion last year, but the industry has long been dominated by foreign players.
Seawolf Oilfield Services CEO Adolor Uwamu talks to CNN's Robyn Curnow about the cost of drilling for oil in Africa.
CNN's Ben Wedeman watches as scrappy, but ill-equipped Libyan rebels play a waiting game.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will not be part of the African Union's next attempt to map out a peace deal in the war-torn nation, the organization said in a statement Sunday.
The president of South Africa lashed out Tuesday at NATO's enforcement of the U.N. resolution authorizing the organization to act to protect innocent civilians threatened by Libya's civil war.
The heads of Sudan's north and south will meet Sunday at an African Union summit amid escalating violence and international condemnation.
Somali government forces and African Union troops pushed al Qaeda-linked militants out of its last outpost in the western part of Mogadishu, opening the main artery to the famed Bakaara Market, the African Union Mission to Somalia said Friday.
Fresh explosions rang out early Tuesday near Tripoli, hours after South African President Jacob Zuma held talks with Moammar Gadhafi and signalled he was ready to accept an African Union plan for a cease-fire.
South African President Jacob Zuma arrives in Libya to push for a ceasre-fire between Gadhafi forces and rebel fighters.
The African Union has lifted the suspension it imposed on Ivory Coast after the nation's former leader refused to cede power following the presidential election last year.
Hopes for a Libyan cease-fire were raised briefly this week when it was announced that longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi had agreed, in principle, to the African Union's "road map" proposal for peace.
The Libyan opposition has rejected a "road map" proposal by the African Union to bring an end to fighting between them and the government of Moammar Gadhafi, opposition leaders said Monday.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on an opposition success story in Libya, at least for now.
The African Union has emerged as a potential peace broker in Libya after it persuaded Moammar Gadhafi to agree to a mediation plan, but analysts say the body is unlikely to succeed unless it can overcome diplomatic disarray and distance itself from the Libyan leader.
Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in negotiations with the African Union, has agreed in principal to a deal that would end the conflict in the nation he's ruled for 42 years, South African President Jacob Zuma told reporters Sunday.
Rebel forces continue to exchange fire in Eastern Libya. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
The internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast said he rejects the latest African Union envoy selected to help resolve the nation's tense political standoff.
Dozens of African Union soldiers have been killed in two weeks of fierce fighting in Somali capital of Mogadishu, clashes that resulted in significant gains against local and foreign extremists, according to an African Union official familiar with the scale of those losses.
The African Union chief flew to Ivory Coast on Saturday to make another attempt to resolve the crisis there amid a slaughter of women protesters blamed on self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh slammed the African Union for its "unacceptable silence" on the brutal crackdowns on revolts in North African nations and urged Libya's Moammar Gadhafi to step down immediately.
Somali government forces and African Union troops pushed militants out of long-held positions in Mogadishu on Wednesday amid fierce fighting in the northwestern part of the capital.
African Union officials will name five heads of state to work on a solution to the Ivory Coast election standoff and report their findings in a month, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to send 2,000 additional troops to Ivory Coast, bringing the total mission there to more than 11,000 troops and police.
The African Union has suspended the Ivory Coast from the organization amid the country's political chaos following a November runoff election, it said in a statement.
At least nine civilians were killed and 42 wounded as peacekeepers from the African Union forces advanced on militant strongholds in Mogadishu, according to a spokesman for a medical group
Abdullah cannot be much more than 16 years old, but he is charged with fighting an al-Qaeda-linked group.
At least 12 people, mostly women, were killed and 47 others were wounded in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, after Islamists and African Union forces exchanged shells Thursday, an ambulance service official said.
Jane Ferguson reports on the forces trying to keep peace in Somalia.
In a city where brutal fighting is the norm, it is easy to glaze over reports of a surge in Mogadishu's violence this summer. But with the country's insurgents now attacking abroad and the expansion of Ugandan and Burundian peacekeepers on the ground, the situation is shifting as much as the front lines.
Suicide bombers in cars disguised as government vehicles slammed into the main gate at Somalia's main airport Thursday, killing two Ugandan peacekeepers and at least three civilians, Somali and African Union officials said Thursday.
More than 230 civilians have died in fighting over the past two weeks between Somali transitional government forces and Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Somali officials released the names of the four members of parliament Wednesday who were killed in a bomb attack on Tuesday.
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the Somalia suicide bombing that took the lives of at least 33 people on Tuesday. Six members of the Somali Parliament died in the attack and three members were injured, a government spokesperson said.
Heavy shelling in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu killed at least nine persons and wounded 53 others after an Islamist group launched at attack on government positions, the director of an ambulance group said Monday.
A Somali militant group wanting to rid the war-torn country of an al Qaeda-linked movement welcomed Saturday the African Union's decision last week to expand its peacekeeping presence in the country.
Kenya's Prime Minister says his country probably won't commit troops to an expanded African Union force for Somalia, but he's leaving the door open to "review."
The African Union boosts forces in Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab, but could it be a trap? CNN's David McKenzie reports
The African Union summit ended Tuesday without a resolution to change the mandate of its mission in Somalia from peacekeeping to peace enforcing, despite calls from some African leaders to do so.
The lack of a global response to the Somali crisis has created fertile ground for threats to regional peace in Eastern Africa and the rest of the continent, the president of the African Union Commission said.
Heads of 35 African nations observed two minutes of silence Sunday to honor more than 70 people killed in terrorist bomb blasts in Uganda earlier this month as the African Union summit opened.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Uganda just two weeks after a deadly bomb attack in Kampala, according to the Justice Department.
The U.S. State Department has issued a warning to American citizens traveling or residing in Uganda to maintain a high level of vigilance as a major African Union summit gets underway Monday.
The African Union summit started in Uganda on Saturday, nearly a week after triple bombings in the nation's capital killed more than 70 people.
CNN's David McKenzie examines the regional implications of Al-Shabaab's apparent bombing in Uganda.
Al-Shabaab, the Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for Sunday's deadly attacks in Uganda, is promising to "unleash a new tide of terror," but Uganda's leader has vowed to "deal with the authors of this crime and fight back."
Two suspected rebel leaders accused of having committed war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region surrendered to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, the court announced.
Twin explosions at a mosque in Somalia's capital on Saturday killed at least 45 people and wounded many more, hospital officials and the African Union's peacekeeping force in the country said.
Jane Ferguson reports on Somalia's fight to win over its citizens and defeat Islamic militants.
A top African Union official has urged the west African nation of Guinea-Bissau to refrain from actions that would undermine democracy after army officers briefly detained the prime minister.
The French Foreign Ministry and a top African Union official have denounced a military coup in the west African nation of Niger.
The African Union has called on the United Nations Security Council to delay war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president, saying a decision allowing genocide charges harms peace efforts.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a provocative interview with Sudan's ambassador to the U.N.
The African Union has elected a new president, ending a bid by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to stay on as president of the organization for another year.
Somali authorities said Thursday that a man arrested last month trying to board a commercial airliner in the country's capital was not carrying chemicals that could have caused an explosion, as an African Union official said.
A man tried to board a commercial airliner in the Somali capital of Mogadishu last month with chemicals that authorities believe could have been used as an explosive device, an African Union official said Wednesday.
A male suicide bomber dressed in women's clothing killed three members of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government and 16 others Thursday when he detonated at a medical school graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, government officials and witnesses said.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned political violence in Guinea that reportedly killed nearly 160 people.
Amid international condemnation after security forces reportedly attacked demonstrators at a peaceful rally, reportedly killing nearly 160 people, the Guinean government said Tuesday most of the victims were crushed in the crowd.
A radical Islamist leader in Somalia said Sunday that a suicide attack that killed 21 African Union peacekeepers was the right thing to do.
A brazen, daylight suicide bombing on the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia's capital has killed at least 21 people, mostly peacekeepers, the mission said Friday.
Suicide attackers breached security at the African Union base in Somalia's capital by using vehicles with United Nations logos to carry out a deadly double car bombing, the organization told CNN.
Somalia's transitional government has the right to request military help from its neighbors against armed militants, the African Union said Monday, but Kenya was quick to reject the idea of sending troops and suggested the AU should spearhead such a move.
A peacekeeper working for the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur was killed Thursday night during a carjacking, according to a statement released by the joint mission.
The African Union responded angrily and defiantly to the killing of at least 11 Burundian soldiers in an apparent suicide bomb attack Sunday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
At least 39 civilians were killed in Somalia's capital Monday after a convoy of African Union peacekeepers was hit by a roadside bomb, causing the troops to open fire, officials and eyewitnesses said.
Suspected Islamic insurgents fired mortar rounds at a Somali government meeting in Mogadishu on Thursday, barely missing the target but striking a nearby village, killing six civilians -- most of them children -- a government spokesman told CNN.
Mortar fire and heavy fighting erupted in Mogadishu on Tuesday during a welcoming ceremony as Ugandan peacekeepers arrived in the Somali capital, according to witnesses at the scene.
Bowing to pressure from international aid groups and human rights groups, U.S. President George W. Bush will appoint a special envoy to pursue ending the violence in Sudan's Darfur region, senior U.S. officials have told CNN.
Sudan will allow a force of African Union troops to remain in Darfur past September, but not as part of a U.N. force that includes other international troops, the Sudanese government said Monday.
African and Western diplomats agreed to send experts to study conditions in Somalia before deploying a peacekeeping mission there, African Union officials said Monday, after militias vowing to impose Islamic rule took over the capital of the Horn of Africa country.
Peacekeepers from the African Union will be increased to help protect civilians in the afflicted Sudanese region of Darfur, the country's foreign minister said Thursday.
The Sudanese government has agreed to allow African Union forces to deploy inside camps in Darfur to monitor the local police who control the camps, a U.N. spokeswoman has said.
Talks broke down Saturday between two rebel groups and the African Union, which has been trying to mediate an end to the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan, where government-backed Arab militias are blamed for a campaign of mass murders.
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