A meeting between African heads of state was moved from Kenya to Ethiopia and has now been postponed. The warrant for Sudan President Bashir's arrest could be a factor.
The Sudan referendum could be derailed if issues in the border region Abyei are not addressed before the January vote.
While plans for South Sudan referendum move forward, preparations for a vote on Abyei, a contested border region that could join South Sudan, are making little headway.
10 Kazakhstan - 295 - This is the highest number of adoptions from Kazakhstan in the past five years. In 2008, there were just 78 children adopted by Americans. An orphanage in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan is seen in this 2002 photo. Over the past five years, international adoptions by Americans have declined from a high of nearly 23,000 to less than 13,000 per year. Scandals have produced a chillier global adoption climate, with stricter government controls – and many orphans around the world. Read more about the current international adoption climate below:
A moving story of political and personal turmoil set in the Ethiopia of the 1970s.
Leaders pledged aid to Haiti this week at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but the reaction among average Africans has been mixed. In Congo, news of the $2.5 million aid pledge sparked demonstrations.
Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade announced this week that 50 Haitians displaced by last month’s devastating earthquake have taken him up on his offer to resettle in Senegal.
While other international efforts have failed to resolve conflict in long-troubled Sudan, a special African Union commission is poised for a breakthrough.
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea just after taking off from Beirut early Monday. Experts speculate that an engine malfunctioned – possibly caused by a bird strike – shortly after take off.
The UN's food summit begins in Rome Monday. The lead-up to the summit has been mired in disputes, but one study highlights 20 innovative programs that have helped feed people worldwide.