West Africa's Central Bank – perhaps its most important institution – may also be its least transparent. But in the midst of Ivory Coast's conflict, a tradition of secrecy may be an early casualty.
Despite threats from regional bloc ECOWAS that it would soon use force in Ivory Coast, leaders of the African Union said they will give mediation efforts more time.
Nigerian leadership has a record of failure and the roots can be traced to Nigerian society, where echoes of slavery linger, guest blogger Jeremy Weate argues.
Bastille Day in France becomes a less lavish affair this year, as the country tries to keep a lid on spending.
On the eve of the World Cup, a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, and South African entertainers took place in Soweto.
Pirates are making headway off the West African coast – the Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia in terms of pirate attacks.
Simon Mann, a British mercenary sentenced for a coup plot against Equatorial Guinea, was pardoned on Tuesday. How does he compare with Africa's other 'Dogs of War?'