Supporters of incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo react during a pro-Gbagbo rally in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Jan. 9. Despite international pressure, Mr. Gbagbo still refuses to step down after losing the Nov. 28, 2010 election in Ivory Coast to Alassane Ouattara.
World Water Day is celebrated Saturday, March 22, and agriculture innovators in many countries are finding ways to use water more efficiently. Eaters and consumers can do their part to save water through the food choices they make each day, long after World Water Day.
Cape Verde's former president Pedro Pires won the $5 million Ibrahim Prize for good governance both for how he eased his nation's indebtedness, and for his willingness to step down from power.
Hurricane Katia is churning high surf and rip tides on the East Coast before racing across the Atlantic. But Nate is stewing in the Gulf of Mexico and Maria is skimming toward the Caribbean.
Trees such as black plum, marula, and dika provide fruits, leaves, and nuts that have nourished Africans for centuries.