Fighting in Somalia over the past weeks between the transitional government and the Muslim insurgent group al-Shabaab has cost more than 350 civilian lives with at least 450 people wounded and 23,000 displaced.

On August 27, Kenyans witnessed their leaders swear to obey, preserve, protect, and defend the new constitution and all other laws of Kenya. Cheered on by hundreds of thousands of jubilant Kenyans waving national flags, it has become reality that Kenya has opened a new chapter in its political history by replacing the 50-year-old Lancaster constitution with a new and truly people-driven one. But internal displaced people are still waiting for justice to take place under the new constitution.

gavelA judge’s decision in the South African country of Botswana should have Americans concerned over the influence of the United Nations and the potential violations of individual liberties that could result from including the United Nations. Four Seventh Day Adventist Church families in Botswana were judicially ordered to stop homeschooling their children and send them to public school instead.

Protests in Mozambique left this car with a broken windshield.The government of Mozambique has reversed its policy on price increases for bread and water despite promising to maintain the higher prices in the face of deadly protests that erupted last week.

Tires burn in the streets in MozambiqueRising food prices have led to violence as protestors clash with police in the impoverished nation of Mozambique.