Cameroon's President Paul Biya removed a two-term limit so that he could run for reelection. He's likely to win, but recent angry rhetoric and violence hint at significant discontent.
10/03/2011 03:49 pm
Major multinational mining companies have been flocking to West Africa over the past few years, as iron ore's soaring price and Africa's cheap labor have offset concerns about regional instability.
08/16/2011 01:32 pm
Service providers are looking to introduce banking by phone, which revolutionized Kenya, to western Africa. But the lack of a dominant, single provider poses new challenges.
07/12/2011 05:09 pm
Although African incumbents facing reelection have so far performed well, those still facing votes will need to tread carefully amid rising public anger.
06/30/2011 02:45 pm
Habitat destruction drives species extinct more slowly than previously thought, according to a new model described in this week's Nature. 'We have bought a little time for saving species,' says scientist.
05/18/2011 04:28 pm
Mother's Day is a favorite moment for offspring scattered around the globe to check in with Mom. But Ghanaians living in the United States get the blue ribbon for thinking of Mom the most.
05/08/2011 11:01 am
Technology holds promise for Africa's young people by giving them greater economic opportunity, but sometimes that opportunity is in niches such as music piracy.
04/27/2011 02:28 pm
A new Amnesty International report finds that the use of the death penalty is declining worldwide and that in a number of countries, even when death sentences are issued, they are not carried out.
03/28/2011 09:44 am
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
During the past few weeks of uprising in Libya, hundreds of African migrant workers have been detained, beaten, or harassed by Libyans due to reports that African mercenaries are fighting for Muammar Qaddafi.
03/06/2011 04:59 pm