- Global markets disapproved of the Spanish bailout on Monday. People monitoring Spanish Twitter feeds had an early warning.
- A new report from the World Bank reveals a pattern of aid mismanagement in Somalia. In 2009 and 2010, approximately $130 million in funds delivered to the transitional government seem to have disappeared into thin air.
- On Wednesday, Somalia's interim leaders agreed on a schedule to end the current transitional period. By August, they hope, a newly elected government will lead a unified Somalia away from its tumultuous past.
- The United States foreign aid program that sends billions of dollars to African countries for HIV treatment and prevention has cut the number of people dying for any reason in those nations, a new study suggests.
Caesar Acellam, LRA?s 4th Highest Ranking Member, Captured By Ugandan Forces; Joseph Kony Still At LargeUgandan officials have captured Caesar Acellam, a top commander of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army Saturday, dealing another blow to the increasingly weak militant group.
- Sudan Thursday expressed hopes that South Sudan will respond positively to the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) calls to establish peace between the warring nations and steer clear of likely sanctions.
- Kony, who rose to infamy after featuring in a web video by U.S. advocacy group Invisible Children, is still conducting the brutal campaign of rape, mutilation and abduction with his Lord's Resistance Army from the remote jungle areas, Aronda Nyakairima said.
- After weeks of back-and-forth violence, Sudan declared a state of emergency along its border with South Sudan on Sunday, renewing fears that the two nations are again headed towards war.
- The son of a Minnesota woman said that a rash led to a monkeypox scare on a Chicago flight, delaying passengers on their plane for several hours while the woman was evaluated.
- At this point, the question of whether a new war between Sudan and South Sudan has started is a matter of semantics, not facts. The real question now is who will win?
Kony 2012: Sequel For Viral Sensation To Hit The Web, Will Shift Focus Back To Uganda After Director’s Mental BreakdownProducers behind the 'Kony 2012' video are planning to release a sequel Tuesday that will shift the spotlight back to the horrific war crimes that occurred in Uganda by warlord Joseph Kony.
- A senior executive at Invisible Children--creators of the viral Kony 2012 activism campaign--recorded a video in which he jokes, while appearing to be heavily drinking, about stealing money from a 2010 $1 million award, some of which was intended for earthquake aid to Haiti.
- The United Nations' Central Africa envoy believes Joseph Kony is hiding in the Central African Republic.
- Kizza Besigye, Uganda's principal opposition leader, was arrested Thursday after a demonstration took place in the capital. A police officer was fatally hit in the head with a stone, which prompted Besigye's arrest.
- Joseph Kony, the head of the Lord's Resistance Army, responsible for several gruesome atrocities and killing hundreds of civilians in Uganda. He got world's attention after Jason Russell and his invisible children group posted a video Kony 2012, demanding his immediate arrest.
Jason Russell Video: Gay Rumors Spread As Invisible Children Is Linked To Anti-Gay Christian Groups [VIDEO]Jason Russell's naked meltdown video has taken on a life of its own completely separate from Kony 2012 altogether. The video increased fiery criticism of the Invisible Children organization as well as questioning of Russell's sexual orientation.