Sudan and South Sudan's leaders met this weekend to begin addressing disputes that have spurred violence in the tense border region.
South Sudan accuses Sudan of supporting the brutal Lord's Resistance Army in order to sow instability.
Sierra Leone and Liberia are setting up ways to help small-time fishermen monitor and report the illegal foreign commercial fishing that costs each country tens of millions of dollars each year.
As Al Shabab's foothold along Somalia's border with Kenya grows, Kenya is vying to prevent its own economy and safety from being undermined.
Bronx may still be the first place to come to mind, but Seoul is now the breakdancing capital.
Leymah Gbowee's Women Peace and Security Network Africa came out of her confrontation with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Now she's sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman.
Schools in the city shut their doors for weeks after teachers became extortion targets for Mexican drug gangs.