The news that Angolan separatists sprayed bullets into the Togo team's bus on Friday, killing three and wounding several others, has cast a dark shadow over the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament. What can South Africa learn from this?
Togo's team withdrew from the continentwide tournament on Sunday, two days after suspected separatists in the host country Angola's northern Cabinda region sprayed gunfire into the Togo team's bus killing three and wounding several others.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – who today pardoned British mercenary Simon Mann – is widely seen as one of Africa's most corrupt leaders. But will oil interests prevent a shift in US policy?
Hunger and food insecurity can destabilize whole regions. That dimension is raising new interest in tackling the issue, says Kanayo Nwanze, the new head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Chinese investments and influence in Africa increase as the government ties state aid to investment projects and is willing to sell arms to countries like Zimbabwe. Some African leaders credit China for being willing to invest where the West will not out of human rights concerns.
Days after he 'disengaged' from his country's unity government, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai flew to Mozambique today as part of a regional tour for support.
Nine months after Israel's offensive in Gaza to end Hamas rocket attacks, US actress and children's advocate Mia Farrow described widespread trauma – but also glimmers of resilience.
The group's soft approach to Zimbabwe's president disappoints many, but some say it may be more effective in engaging him.
Two academics examine the decades-long relationship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez.