On the eve of the World Cup, a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, and South African entertainers took place in Soweto.
Pirates are making headway off the West African coast – the Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia in terms of pirate attacks.
Simon Mann, a British mercenary sentenced for a coup plot against Equatorial Guinea, was pardoned on Tuesday. How does he compare with Africa's other 'Dogs of War?'
The country produces top contestants in the Francophone World Championships, taking place in the country this week
Uwem Akpan's short stories view bitter facts with the beauty of compassion.
G-8 nations called on to fulfill pledges to fight poverty and AIDS.
Bluesy, trancelike melodies pull in wider audiences in the US and Europe, as the music's exotic rhythms move mainstream.
His week-long visit will focus on humanitarian improvements.