East Africa


Saudi oil tanker in pirate hands

A Saudi-owned oil tanker loaded with $100 million dollars worth of crude oil destined for the U.S. was seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Ai Weiwei out of prison, stuck in Beijing

After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.

Drought in East Africa

A lack of rain and political unrest is threatening East Africa with starvation; Kenya is one of the hardest hit areas.