The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a trio of women's rights activists: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.
10/07/2011 10:07 am
On the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan war, today's papers detail the lessons still to be learned. And in good news, Liberia's first female president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, wins a Nobel Peace Prize.
10/07/2011 09:38 am
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.
10/06/2011 12:39 pm
China Power Investment would finance the construction of a coal power plant, a deep water port, and a refinery in exchange for digging rights.
08/31/2011 10:16 am
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has brought his experience in governance to Africa, where he and a cohort of consultants advise leaders on such things as health care and private investment.
08/24/2011 05:01 pm
Referendum items voted on yesterday could give incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf a boost heading into Liberia's pivotal presidential election in a few weeks.
08/24/2011 10:41 am
President Assad's continued violent repression of protesters, including shelling of the port city Latakia, makes now the moment for the UN Security Council to impose harsh sanctions on Syria.
08/16/2011 01:43 pm
Major multinational mining companies have been flocking to West Africa over the past few years, as iron ore's soaring price and Africa's cheap labor have offset concerns about regional instability.
08/16/2011 01:32 pm
A group of historians, archaeologists, and concerned citizens is transforming Sierra Leone's Bunce Island castle into a museum exploring the transatlantic slave trade.
08/05/2011 12:35 pm
Egyptians have pushed hard for a speedy trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, who appeared in a Cairo courthouse today. But key aspects of transitional justice are being overlooked.
08/03/2011 10:59 am