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.

As the Muslims fast in the holy month of Ramadan, Somali rebel groups have vowed to increase heavy attacks against the Somali transitional federal government and the African Union troops in the capital.

Citing a statement from an aid worker in the Congo, an August 23 MSNBC report revealed that rebels in eastern Congo gang-raped nearly 200 women and some young boys during a four-day period between July 30 and August 3. The rapes took place only a few miles from a UN peacekeepers' base.