The country produces top contestants in the Francophone World Championships, taking place in the country this week
Uwem Akpan's short stories view bitter facts with the beauty of compassion.
G-8 nations called on to fulfill pledges to fight poverty and AIDS.
Bluesy, trancelike melodies pull in wider audiences in the US and Europe, as the music's exotic rhythms move mainstream.
His week-long visit will focus on humanitarian improvements.
Pop!Tech conference in Camden, Maine, aims to harness synergy to tackle issues.