Buffeted by years of civil war, Liberian women – led by newly named Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee – are praying for a peaceful and successful Oct. 11 election, and hoping that fire-mouthed politicians don't drag their country back to war.
If Ivory Coast's family-owned cocoa farms don't change the way they do farming, they will stop being able to meet the world's hunger – nay, its certified need – for chocolate. That would be bad.
New local-content laws in Nigeria, Angola, Gabon, and Ghana aim to ensure African countries gain as much benefit from the oil business as foreign oil companies do.
For years, Ghanaians have banished women from their villages who were suspected of witchcraft. Now, Ghana is trying to ban this practice.
Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes hails from the southern African nation of Angola. She's only the fourth African to win the title since the beginning of the worldwide pageant. She’s only the second African of African descent to win.
Africa's top oil exporter will convert as much as 10 percent of its foreign cash reserves to the Chinese yuan as China's importance as a trade partner grows.
To prevent the misuse of newfound oil wealth, Ghana citizens groups are urging political parties to adopt a social pact into their manifestos in the leadup to 2012 elections, and to ensure that oil wealth is used for the greater good.
High-potential students in Hartford, Connecticut show real promise when presented with educational opportunities at a recently opened academy.
After taking the oil towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, Libyan rebels are trying to persuade Sirte residents to lay down their arms. The city, Qaddafi's hometown, is one of the regime's last holdouts.