Foreign observer missions are praising Liberia's first domestically organized national elections since the end of civil war in 2003, but experts warn that a likely runoff election could still trigger violence.
Former presidents, politicians, and the family of former first lady Betty Ford gathered today in Palm Springs, Calif., to celebrate her life. Mrs. Ford, who died Friday, is remembered for her honest demeanor and dedication to equal rights. Since her husband's presidency, Betty Ford has passed the mantle of first lady to six other women. Here are the contributions each made:
As the Republic of South Sudan prepares to declare independence Saturday, internal ethnic and political divisions threaten the nation's long-term viability.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo wants to remain in a good position for working with Congo's government, but it may be ceding some of its leverage in its effort to stay on good terms.
About 80 independent candidates for local Peoples' Congresses are using the power of social media in China to challenge the Communist party's lock on political office.
The leading opposition party in Southern Kordofan state says that the elections that brought the ruling party's candidate to power were fraudulent and the tension could lead to renewed conflict.
Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba on Monday for a three-day visit. The case of Maryland-based contractor Alan Gross is expected to be a topic of discussion between Cuban officials and former President Jimmy Carter.
Ivory Coast state television has lost what little subtlety it once had and transformed into the communications arm of Laurent Gbagbo's desperate government.
Photojournalist Pewee Flomoku captured images of child soldiers and the other horrors of war in Liberia. Now he's working on free and fair elections.
Qian Yunhui's suspicious death led to an unprecedented amount of detective work among Chinese citizens who were not convinced by the official version of events.