Leaders pledged aid to Haiti this week at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but the reaction among average Africans has been mixed. In Congo, news of the $2.5 million aid pledge sparked demonstrations.
African land reform, plot by plot, may be the foundation for solving so much else – from famine to poverty to genocide.
A selection of the African continent's fights over land that have turned into violent, conflict, or threaten to.
A new study, the Human Security Report, argues that politics and fund-raising priorities often lead to overestimates of war deaths, touching off a controversy among the researchers who work on the issue.
Pirates are making headway off the West African coast – the Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia in terms of pirate attacks.
Better governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo could unleash its vast potential.
Homes damaged by floods are seen on Jan. 5 in Sao Luis do Paraitinga, Brazil. Authorities say at least 80 people died during the recent mudslides and flooding in southeastern Brazil, which were caused by heavy rains in the region.
Gold turtles and toads are displayed at a jewelery shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 21. Gold prices hit record highs for a fifth session and silver rallied to its strongest since 1980 as the dollar slid to a three-year low against a basket of major currencies and oil prices rallied.
Written speech delivered by President Barack Obama when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Thursday.