The revolutionary protests in Tunisia and Egypt weren't supposed to spread south to sub-Saharan Africa. But Gabonese protesters are aiming to oust President Ali Bongo.
The response of Sudan's government to Egypt-inspired protests last week shows it will go to great lengths to maintain control over its remaining territory.
In South Africa, soap operas have helped eliminate the linguistic boundaries between English and the 11 other languages adopted at the end of apartheid.
As the extradition trial in Britain ended, the defense for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange argued that the Swedish prime minister's recent comments have 'vilified' Assange in Sweden.
Despite a week of big headlines for French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he's at his lowest approval rating of his presidency.