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.
02/14/2011 12:13 pm
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.
02/12/2011 08:48 am
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.
01/11/2011 01:48 pm
How are are Africa’s religions faring in the 21st century? Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul visits to find out.
12/20/2010 06:05 am
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.
12/14/2010 12:31 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the day 11/29
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.
08/18/2010 07:58 am
Bastille Day in France becomes a less lavish affair this year, as the country tries to keep a lid on spending.
07/14/2010 05:13 pm
Gulf oil spill is a crude reminder of the many ways humans are fouling the planet. Can Earth survive?
06/22/2010 09:54 am
The inner-city boat buses of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, have caught the eyes of other African cities struggling with their traffic problems.
06/15/2010 06:53 pm