Guinean police arrest a protester on September 28, 2009 in front of the biggest stadium in the capital Conakry during a protest banned by Guinea's ruling junta.
September 29, 2009 New York-based Human Rights Watch says the military's presidential guard shot at pro-democracy demonstrators in the West African country, leaving at least 157 people dead.
A Sudanese refugee woman carries food supplies March 21 at Abu Shouk, the largest camp in North Darfur for internally displaced people, outside El Fasher, the capital of Darfur, in Sudan.
September 26, 2009 U.S. and international officials say the situation in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur is improving, but that is little comfort to Darfur refugees, who have a very different perspective. Outright war may have halted for now, but violence, insecurity and extreme privation remain.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/113213785/113237111" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
September 19, 2009 Torrential rains and floods in West Africa have killed at least 160 people, according to the United Nations. More than half a million homes and businesses also have been affected, particularly in poorer areas. One of the countries hardest hit is Senegal.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/112991615/112991575" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
September 16, 2009 Earlier this week, U.S. Special Forces killed a man U.S. intelligence said was the link between an Islamic militia in Somalia and al-Qaida in Pakistan. But he also had a connection to the U.S. that has not been reported: He was a senior instructor for new al-Shabab recruits, including a handful of young Somali-Americans from Minneapolis.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/112872542/112872527" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Yusuf Masudi is a manager at Unilever Tea's Mabroukie Estate in Limuru, Kenya. Mabroukie is one of Kenya's oldest commercial tea plantations.
September 16, 2009 Kenya exports more black tea than any country in the world. By tradition, East African tea sells at auction in the port city of Mombasa, where traders and brokers come together at the Mombasa Tea Auction and, ever so politely, move an enormous amount of black tea around the world.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/112620157/112872617" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
September 7, 2009 A Sudanese judge convicted a woman journalist on Monday for violating the public indecency law by wearing trousers outdoors and fined her $200, but did not impose a feared flogging penalty. Among 13 women arrested July 3 in a raid in Khartoum, Lubna Hussein avoided the flogging by going to trial.
September 5, 2009 There's a saying in Rwanda: "God spends the day elsewhere, but he sleeps in Rwanda." It alludes to Rwanda's physical beauty, but also to the brutality that has sometimes haunted the country. Joseph Sebarenzi captures both in his memoir, God Sleeps in Rwanda.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/112589386/112591134" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 31, 2009 The summer sci-fi hit imagines a world in which millions of refugee extraterrestrials live in a filthy, violence-plagued shantytown outside Johannesburg. South African moviegoers got their first look at the film — and its political and cultural overtones — when it opened there Aug. 28.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/112413987/112416457" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 24, 2009 The CDC now requires that internationally adopted children with TB be treated in their home countries. For 4-year-old Harper that meant two weeks in a Beijing hotel with her new parents, instead of a flight to her new home in Virginia.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/112176363/112182572" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 13, 2009 Secretary of State Clinton also visited the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week. The country has been plagued by violence and civil conflict for the past nine years, since Rwandan and Ugandan rebels, responsible for the death of millions of people in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, fled to the Congo.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/111838298/111838287" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 13, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wraps up a 7 nation tour of Africa this week. The United States placed Africa high on its list of foreign policy priorities, as it is fighting for influence in Africa with power players such as China, India and Russia. Host Michel Martin talks to Prince Collins, a freelance journalist in Monrovia, Liberia; journalist Ferial Haffajee, of South Africa's City Press and Constance Ikokwu, of Nigeria's This Day newspaper about reactions to the visit.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/111838290/111838286" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is welcomed by Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua at the state house in Abuja, Nigeria Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009.
August 12, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Nigeria's leaders the problems have "eroded the legitimacy of the government" in Africa's largest nation. The U.S. stance is applauded by the ousted head of Nigeria's anti-corruption watchdog agency.
August 12, 2009 Kamal Said Hassan pleaded guilty in a Minneapolis court Wednesday to lying to the FBI in connection with a broader case looking into the disappearance of more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from Minnesota over the past two years. It's the third indictment in the case so far.
August 11, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited eastern Congo and denounced the use of rape as a weapon of war. She said the U.S. is offering Congo $17 million to combat sexual violence. But to address the problem, analysts say the U.S. must do more to improve Congo's army.
August 9, 2009 The State Department has said Hillary Clinton wants to "put a great deal of focus on the issue of sexual and gender-based violence, which is occurring in the eastern Congo." Host Liane Hansen speaks to Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief of The New York Times, about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/111706702/111706674" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor