Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua returned home on Wednesday, but Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is still in charge, leaving Nigeria to wonder if and when the president will take the reins.
Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua flew into the capital in the dead of night Wednesday after undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia for nearly three months.
Pirates are making headway off the West African coast – the Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia in terms of pirate attacks.
In Nigeria, a federal court ruled Vice President Goodluck Jonathan could take on the duties of the absent Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua. But his authority is likely to be challenged in court and the political crisis is not over, analysts say.
In a review of the Christmas Day terrorist attempt, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says that what should have been clear intelligence warnings fell through the cracks.
Fuel carriers this week blocked major fuel distribution points with their trucks to protest a new energy sector deregulation bill waiting for President Umaru Yar’Adua to sign upon return from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
The Africa-South America summit’s big personalities dominated the show. But some concrete proposals, like the plan for a Bank of the South, also came from it.
Three weeks into a cease-fire pact, some rebels are turning themselves in. But the main group – MEND – say they'll attack oil facilities on Sept. 15.
During her seven-country tour, Clinton highlighted the continent's successes, stressed the work yet to be done, and strengthened US trading alliances.
During her visit today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to say that stronger relations with the US will depend on better, cleaner governance.