Central African Republic descending into ‘complete chaos’

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Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes. How did this crisis start, and is it a genocide in the making?

U.S. lists two Ni­ger­ian Islamist groups as terrorists

U.S. lists two Ni­ger­ian Islamist groups as terrorists

Boko Haram and Ansaru are blamed for thousands of deaths in northeastern and central Nigeria.

A reporter returns to a scene of horror in eastern Congo

A reporter returns to a scene of horror in eastern Congo

In 1996, bodies piled up in the Mugunga refugee camp. Today, 72,000 people still live there.

Congo’s feared M23 rebels end their insurgency

Congo’s feared M23 rebels end their insurgency

The movement ends its 20-month rebellion after U.N.-backed Congolese forces proclaim victory.

New kind of peacekeeper in Congo, this time ready to fight

New kind of peacekeeper in Congo, this time ready to fight

The first U.N. offensive combat force might be the best chance for peace after more than 5 million deaths.

Fighting flares for second straight day in eastern Congo

Fighting flares for second straight day in eastern Congo

Congo and Rwanda trade accusations amid renewed clashes between army and rebels.

Fight over genetically modified crops tears at Tanzania

Fight over genetically modified crops tears at Tanzania

Drought-tolerant corn is off-limits as groups debate the best approach for easing hunger across Africa.

Photos from around the region

India’s blue helmets

After years of leading the peacekeeping mission in Congo, India is scaling back on its military commitments.

Ivory Coast’s civil war

The country is struggling to regain stability.