Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, wanted by the FBI for planning the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa, is the third senior Al Qaeda leader to be killed in little over a month.
Barefoot Power, a for-profit social enterprise operating across East Africa, has built a network of 'solar entrepreneurs' who offer solar lighting to towns and villages all across Uganda.
In Tanzania, an entrepreneur turns waste cooking oil into an alternative to diesel fuel and (as a bonus) liquid soap.
In low-tech villages, biometrics and mobile money can level market spikes and allow a way for people to bypass the grid and still eat.
There are five countries in East and West Africa slated for elections in the near future. Guest blogger Alex Thurston outlines out the issues at hand in each election.
The lightly armed Somali pirates thought they were seizing a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa almost a year ago. Instead, their target turned out to be a US warship.
Police loyal to Ivory Coast's renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo today dispersed a rally led by supporters of President-elect Alassane Ouattara.
South Sudanese voted overwhelming in January for independence. Now, they face the reality of building the world's newest nation – from printing new currency to collecting taxes.
Senegal's government wants its new airport to become a 21st-century global hub, but why don't African infrastructure projects link the region's cities to each other better?