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Although online banter between Kenyan authorities and al-Shabab fighters on Twitter has many observers laughing, it shows a new degree of sophistication from the rebel group.

Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 00:14

Let's call it "Day One" of the Durban climate change talks. Ministers and heads of delegations are now engaged and they'll make decisions where their minions could not over the past week and a half.

Last Modified: 7 Dec 2011 20:00

Walikale, a territory in the Congolese province of North Kivu, is considered to contain some of the biggest untapped reserves of mineral resources in world - yet many of its residents remain famished, tormented by the wealth of their surroundings.

Last Modified: 3 Dec 2011 14:06

At its best, the DR Congo town is a spectacular global village of humanitarian workers. At its worst, it is the last outpost of civilisation for opportunists seeking treasure.

Last Modified: 27 Nov 2011 17:50

The long journey from Nairobi to Goma via the Rwandan capital of Kigali to cover the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of Congo is both arduous and adventurous.

Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 01:25

Al Jazeera English returns to the streets of Somalia's capital five years after launching its news channel from the war-torn, famine-ridden country to find that the situation has not improved.

Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 12:53

The fast dwindling numbers of lions in Africa has been attributed to conflict between man and beast, but a new conservation effort is making a difference.

Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 07:19