The day after President Obama's historic trip to Ghana, analysts find few concrete details about future policy shifts.
The visit is seen as a reward for Ghana's commitment to good governance and democracy. There's also newfound oil and a photo-op at a former slave fort.
President Obama arrives in Ghana this weekend, but China's booming Africa presence may mean that he'll have less leverage to advance US interests than his predecessors.
Girls in Uganda learn how to teach others to realize their visions, create jobs and wealth in rural areas.
Italy's leader deemed the event a logistical 'miracle' after a last-minute change of venue. But critics decried lack of concrete progress on climate change, Iran, and trade.
Black jazz legends were sent abroad as part of a State Department diplomatic push even while segregation continued back home.
The global recession has helped reduce aid from wealth nations – even as it pushes millions more into poverty.
The nations meeting in earthquake-devastated L'Aquila are also likely to consider what actions to take on Iran, North Korea.
Sandy Cane is a member of the Northern League, a party leading the charge against the flow of illegal immigrants to Italy.