So far, international pressure has failed to convince incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down in Ivory Coast after he lost the Nov. 28 election by 8 percentage points.
01/11/2011 11:19 am
The Obama administration's efforts to get incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down after a disputed Nov. 28 poll reflects an ossified view of African politics, writes guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary.
01/02/2011 09:56 am
Ivory Coast opposition leader and internationally recognized President-elect Alassane Ouattara urged international bodies to force Laurent Gbagbo from the presidency.
12/22/2010 03:54 pm
Long known as one of Africa's most stable nations, Ghana began pumping oil last week. But a recent visit to the oil boom town of Takoradi reveals a host of concerns.
12/21/2010 01:56 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
Although Ghanaians are excited by commercial oil production, there is concern that Ghana isn't prepared to handle oil revenue properly.
12/16/2010 10:57 am
KFC this week became the latest iconic American company to make significant moves into Africa, following expansion by Coca-Cola and Walmart.
12/09/2010 03:41 pm
Nihu Ribadu, Nigeria's former 'anti-corruption czar', is running for president. While he has little chance of winning, his campaign could be a sign that a more idealistic brand of politics is rising in Nigeria.
11/15/2010 03:37 pm
'Peak oil' hit in 2006, and a future of declining oil production means that ‘the age of cheap oil is over,’ says the IEA's chief economist.
11/11/2010 06:56 am
West Africa has several critical votes on the horizon that could indicate whether democratic progress is substantial and real. Cote d'Ivoire and Niger both hold votes on Halloween Sunday.
10/29/2010 04:53 pm