Residents of the Mississippi River floodplain are sandbagging or evacuating as the flood crest pushes south. It will pass Memphis on Tuesday and hit southern Louisiana on May 23.
05/08/2011 04:13 pm
In Pictures Mississippi River floods
A new $650 million cable system connecting southern Africa with West Africa and Europe will double the capacity of South Africa's mobile phone and Internet networks.
04/28/2011 01:30 pm
Many African leaders share China's viewpoint that national sovereignty is more important than human rights and democracy.
04/14/2011 12:04 pm
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's renegade President Laurent Gbagbo appeared ready to combat Thursday's lightning-quick rebel advance. Instead, thousands seem to have defected.
03/31/2011 04:51 pm
Beginning April 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will demand that oil and mining companies reveal all payments made to foreign governments. Top companies want exemptions in West Africa.
03/22/2011 03:20 pm
It's official. On Feb. 14, China was recognized as the world's second-largest economy after the United States. Japan released its 2010 economic figures, announcing that its full-year GDP was $5.47 trillion – about 7 percent smaller than China's. But read between the lines and look beyond the top three rankings. You find that Americans are already convinced that the US has fallen behind China, that Japanese are not necessarily dismayed at the news that they've fallen to No. 3, and that other nations are showing notable economic changes.
02/14/2011 03:57 pm
Laurie Marker cuts down thorn bushes and gets farmers to change from herding dogs to guard dogs to protect cheetahs.
02/14/2011 08:26 am
The largest country in Africa was also a microcosm for the continent's many challenges. Will a newly independent South Sudan lead the way?
02/09/2011 03:40 pm
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Will a sovereign wealth fund really help reverse Nigeria's 'oil curse'?
On Dec. 1 last year, Nigeria’s cabinet approved the creation of a sovereign wealth fund that would invest any excess revenues generated from the sale of the country’s oil.
02/01/2011 03:56 pm