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  • China's latest trade visit to Africa reveals a different approach to business

    Africa Monitor China's latest trade visit to Africa reveals a different approach to business

    China's foreign minister visited several African countries this week, underscoring China's willingness to do business with countries in ways the US wouldn't consider.

  • Five African stories you may have missed during Egypt's revolt

    Africa Monitor Five African stories you may have missed during Egypt's revolt

    Street protests in Gabon, a punishing stalemate in Ivory Coast, a coming election in Uganda: there is plenty of news even as Africans remain glued to the Egypt revolt. Some of it may affect the price of your next steaming cup of cocoa.

  • Africa Monitor Now that Egypt's Mubarak is out, could Gabon's Bongo be next?

    The revolutionary protests in Tunisia and Egypt weren't supposed to spread south to sub-Saharan Africa. But Gabonese protesters are aiming to oust President Ali Bongo.

  • Africa's countries are distinct entities, but their music is blending together

    Africa Monitor Africa's countries are distinct entities, but their music is blending together

    While people are told all the time not to think of all African countries as one entity, there's one instance where blurring the lines is accurate: popular culture, especially music.

  • The Masque of Africa

    The Masque of Africa

    How are are Africa’s religions faring in the 21st century? Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul visits to find out.

  • The top 10 monkeys

    The top 10 monkeys

    December 14th is National Monkey Day, making it the perfect day to contemplate our simian relatives. And what better way to do so than by ranking them in a top 10 list? Broadly speaking, there are two types of monkeys. Old World monkeys are native to Africa and Asia, and include familiar species such as the langur, the macaque, and the baboon. New World Monkeys, which are native to Central and South America, include marmosets, capuchins, and wooly monkeys. New World monkeys are thought to have evolved from Old World monkeys after migrating from Africa to South America on a raft of vegetation during the Oligocene period, some 23 million to 34 million years ago. But whatever. We know that you're here to find out what the best kind of monkey is. Click through our top 10 list to find out.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 11/29

    Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.

  • Cement may pave Africa's road to the future, but will China undercut that, too?

    Africa Monitor Cement may pave Africa's road to the future, but will China undercut that, too?

    Cement may lack the luster of diamonds or the geopolitics of oil, but it forms the foundation of what might be Africa’s industrial big bang. Now China is moving in, undercutting African producers.

  • Bastille Day features Paris parade, but no presidential garden party

    Bastille Day features Paris parade, but no presidential garden party

    Bastille Day in France becomes a less lavish affair this year, as the country tries to keep a lid on spending.

  • Gulf oil spill: Can earth survive the disaster?

    Gulf oil spill: Can earth survive the disaster?

    Gulf oil spill is a crude reminder of the many ways humans are fouling the planet. Can Earth survive?