• Zenawi was Ethiopia's long-time ruler and a major U.S. counter-terrorism ally who is credited with economic gains but blamed for human rights abuses.

    In this May 6, 2010 photo, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi speaks during the 20th World Economic Forum on Africa at Mlimanin City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Meles died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 following weeks of illness, Ethiopian State media reported. He was 57.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT
  • in this photo taken Sunday July 15, 2012 Isaq Abdi and his younger brother Ahmedsa Abdi share a small meal from a plastic bag on a street corner at the end of the day after a daylong work.

    Since the outbreak of civil conflict in 1991 there has been no central government control over most of the country, but now there is opportunity to close that long chapter in a regionally brokered and U.N.-backed roadmap.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 4:04 AM EDT
  • 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