There is a war raging throughout the continent of Africa, a war between Islam and Christianity. It is fueled by both American and former Soviet weapons and funding, but now also includes the Chinese. Each “Super” power has a stake in the wealth of Africa. Staggeringly absent? The American press! Below are three articles among many online – NONE by American journalists – NONE printed by American papers! Curious?

East Africa summit appeals for peace as Sudan rejects UN

Thousands flee ... families seek shelter in caves in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, after fleeing bombardment by the Sudanese air force. Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

    DAR ES SALAAM: Sudan and South Sudan must not return to war, Kenya’s President, Mwai Kibaki, said. Mr Kibaki was speaking at the five-member East Africa summit in Arusha, Tanzania, where delegates appealed to Sudan and South Sudan to resolve their conflict, amid applications to join the trading bloc.

    The appeal from Mr Kibaki came after Sudan rejected any United Nations Security Council involvement in efforts to end weeks of border clashes with South Sudan that have raised fears of a wider war.

    ”Sudan confirms that it rejects any efforts to disturb the African Union role and take the situation between Sudan and South Sudan to the UN Security Council,” the Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, said … READ MORE

Nigerian university hit by explosions

    Several explosions have struck a university campus in northern Nigeria near a theatre hall where Catholics were holding a service, witnesses and officials say.

    Witnesses said the attack hit an old section of the campus of Bayero University in Kano. Abubakar Jibril, a spokesman for Nigeria’s national emergency management agency, said at least three explosions had struck on and around the campus, and that sporadic gunfire was continuing on Sunday morning.

    Jibril said rescue officials could not reach the site as an attack appeared to be still under way.

    A police spokesman referred calls for comment to Nigeria’s military. Military spokesman Lieutenant Iweha Ikedichi said soldiers and police had surrounded the university and were searching for the gunmen.

    “There were casualties, but I don’t have exact figures,” Ikedichi said. “Some are injured and have been rushed to local hospitals.”

    No group immediately claimed responsibility. The attack comes as Nigeria faces a growing sectarian battle between its weak central government and radical Islamist sect Boko Haram … READ MORE

Kenyan church hit by grenade

A Kenyan police officer at the crime scene after a grenade attack at the God's House of Miracles International Church in Nairobi. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

    At least one person has been killed and a dozen wounded in a grenade attack at a church in the Kenyan capital, the latest in a series of attacks in the east African country since it sent troops into neighbouring Somalia.

    The blast on Sunday was in a working-class area of the city, police and Kenya Red Cross officials said.

    “I can confirm that one person is believed to be dead,” a police spokesman, Eric Kiraithe, said.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

    The government has blamed previous attacks on the Somali-based al-Shabaab, which formally merged with al-Qaida this year, but police said it was too early to say who was behind the blast at the church.

    “Chairs are thrown about and there is blood on the floor,” said Daniel Mutinda, a Kenya Red Cross official at the church, which is made of iron sheeting … READ MORE