John Atta Mills took the oath of office Wednesday after a closely contested race.
He's been critical of monetary policy and has named human rights defenders to key posts.
The world is not willing to allow this strategic nation to remain ungoverned. Can a coordinated effort create a stable government?
Team Obama is more pragmatic and less ideological than its predecessors, say diplomats and campaign advisers. Afghanistan will be a foreign-policy priority.
Across the continent, rigged elections, ethnic violence, and failed power-sharing pacts hand Africa significant challenges to tackle in 2009.
Its warships and special forces are due in the Gulf of Aden by Jan. 6.
Conservationist Crispen Wilson is helping local Indonesians recover after the tsunami, but in a way that doesn’t deplete local fish stocks.
Ethiopia confirmed this week that it will pull troops out of the troubled nation, a move that experts worry could allow the country to fall into the hands of Islamist insurgents.