Foreign investors see Africa as a breadbasket. Done well, investment could help with African hunger but create food security for the rest of the world.
Foreign investment in a Zambian farming firm may be a business model for Africa's hunger and food security problems.
Worldwide, as much as 115 million acres of farmland are leased to foreign investors – the bulk of it in Africa. China's CITIC Construction company developed a farm in Luanda, Angola. Pedro Canga, Angolan minister of agriculture, rural development, and fishing (third from l.) checks out a corn field there.
South Africa says it is ramping up border security 'to ensure the safe and smooth movement of travelers.' Rights activists worry the government is targeting Zimbabwean migrants traveling home for Christmas.
KFC this week became the latest iconic American company to make significant moves into Africa, following expansion by Coca-Cola and Walmart.
World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a chance to assess the impact of six years of heavy US and international donor funding.
While Arizona's anti-immigrant law gets all the attention, countries around the world are pursuing tough immigration polices on a scale rarely seen in history.
Some countries have taken steps to block cellphone use during unrest, eliminating a key tool for African activists and organizers.
A soldier stands in front of a cloud of smoke from burning marijuana on an illegal plantation at the Sierra de Juarez, in Tecate, Mexico, on Tuesday. Authorities found three illegal plantations of marijuana on Sept. 20 during air patrol operations.