• One Ugandan military helicopter made an emergency landing and two others came down hard and went missing while being deployed to strengthen peacekeeping troops in Somalia.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT
  • The head of a commission investigating Ivory Coast's post-election violence says more than 550 fighters allied with President Alassane Ouattara committed crimes such as execution and torture during the conflict.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
  • After years of turning a blind eye to alcohol abuse, politicians from South Africa to Kenya and Zambia are under pressure to tackle a problem that is adding to Africa's burden of HIV, birth defects, road accidents and violent crime.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 4:21 AM EDT