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  • Former Congo warlord sentenced to 14 years over child soldiers

     
    Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga was ordered Tuesday to serve 14 years in prison for enlisting children as soldiers, the first sentence handed down by the decade-old International Criminal Court....
  • Clinton calls to 'rid the world' of Kony as attacks rise

     
    The notorious militia headed by Joseph Kony that has kidnapped hundreds of children and forced them to fight and serve as sex slaves must be stopped, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday in Uganda. But refugee and activist groups say the Lord&#...
  • Kony video sequel tries to tackle some of the criticisms

     
    The makers of an explosively popular video that spotlighted the brutality of a Ugandan guerrilla leader have released a second video that redoubles their calls to stop Joseph Kony and grapples with some of the criticisms aimed at their controversial...
  • Nearly 300 elephants slain in Cameroon for ivory, government minister confirms

    Nearly 300 elephants slain in Cameroon for ivory, government minister confirms
    Poachers in search of ivory in northern Cameroon have slaughtered nearly 300 elephants for their tusks since mid-January, according to the country's minister of forestry and wildlife. Minister Ngole Philip Ngwese backed up a claim by the International...
  • McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful

    McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful
    Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday questioned the president's recent order to send American troops to central Africa, saying the move could put the United States on a slippery slope. "I worry about, with the best of intentions, that we...
  • U.S. lends support in hunt for notorious African warlord Kony

    U.S. lends support in hunt for notorious African warlord Kony
    The lush, green forests of central Africa have long been the playground and refuge of the continent's most-notorious warlord, Joseph Kony. His Lord's Resistance Army, which began with the aim of overthrowing the Ugandan government, has since spread to...
  • Uganda's conflict spreads to Congo, where LRA rebels massacre villagers

    Uganda's conflict spreads to Congo, where LRA rebels massacre villagers
    The rebels targeted churches on Christmas Day. Men were killed first, often stripped of shirts and pants, and then bound with their arms behind their backs. Rather than waste bullets, the attackers hacked victims in the back of the neck with machetes...
  • Cash for Clunkers: Cash gone

     
    by Martin Zimmerman and Tiffany Hsu and Jim Puzzanghera With surprising swiftness, the government's "cash for clunkers" program has burned through its $1-billion budget in less than a week as car buyers swarmed dealerships, and federal officials were...
  • David Vitter's 'Stormy' opposition?

     
    by Mark Silva Races to watch, or hope for: (This politically sordid day is probably irretrievable at this point, anyway, so we'll set the marker with some handicaps on this possible race:) In Louisiana, Republican Sen. David Vitter could be......
  • A dynamite meal in San Francisco

     
    What they say about hotel bargains right now is true. How cheap is our special rate at a boutique San Francisco hotel just off Union Square? Let me just say that when I was told it would cost $45 a night to......
  • Obama: Hope, change and now 2010

     
    by Mark Silva Ever since the election of a young president from Hope, Arkansas, the notion of a new generation unbridled by the burdens of the past has carried a certain and powerful political currency. "Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone,'' they......