Sierra Leone saw its first shipment of iron ore out of the country in nearly 30 years, and just 14 months after the African Minerals company launched its mining project.
North African leaders are concerned about the rising threats of loose weapons, the local Al Qaeda franchise, kidnapping, and rebellions – particularly since the fall of Libya's Muammar Qaddafi.
As Europe deals with a debt crisis exacerbated by its shared currency, the East African Community is forging ahead with discussions on a monetary union – and how to avoid Europe's mistakes.
Iran and Israel are still issuing incendiary comments in response to the release of the Iran nuclear report. European leaders are pushing for harsher sanctions instead of a military strike.
Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates, tells The Daily Show's Jon Stewart how her women's prayer network helped end one of Africa's worst civil wars.
Israel denies killing an Iranian weapons scientist. Iran detains and releases a Taliban insider. Qatar foments an Arab Spring. Why is everyone suddenly acting like bit players in a Graham Greene novel?
The South African government has been giving mixed signals about who it backs in Congo's upcoming elections.
In an interview with French TV, Yemen's President Saleh promised to step down – again. Western nations may try sanctions to compel his departure as conditions in Yemen worsen.
China’s increasingly assertive territorial claims over huge swathes of the South China Sea recently have unnerved several neighbors. They welcome Obama's Asia visit to re-assert Washington’s Pacific priorities.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party that once ruled Mexico unchallenged, has taken the governor's mansion in Michoacán amid a bloody and unpopular drug war. The party has its sights set on bigger things.
Mosques in New Delhi are gradually changing their rules to allow women to gather in the mosques for prayer.
Sudan President Bashir and South Sudan President Kiir are heaping blame on one another amid first cross-border attacks.