Even with Muammar Qaddafi's deep financial ties across Africa, many of the continent's leaders are ambivalent about his departure.
The Somalia famine has exacerbated divisions within the Islamist militant group Al Shabab, whose more pragmatic leaders want to allow Western food aid into the areas they control.
Matt Damon, listen up: After five years of covering Africa, our departing correspondent tells how his perceptions have changed about a complex continent, including why some Africans resent celebrity visits.
The leadership of Al Qaeda-inspired Al Shabab claims there is no famine and that aid groups have 'hidden agendas.' But the group's field commanders appear more receptive to outside help.
As more information about East Africa’s famine reaches Western audiences, the situation looks increasingly grim – but aid doesn’t seem to be keeping pace with the publicity. What challenges do humanitarian organizations face?
Two young girls come back from gathering firewood on the outskirts of "Mugungu 2" refugee camp in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The refugees have been displaced by a war going on in the Congo since 1998 that has killed more than 3 million people.
Millions of lives are at stake in the drought and famine in East Africa, but aid is hampered by security concerns in Somalia and donors surprised by the severity of the crisis.
East Africa's drought has brought down water levels at Kenya's power dams, forcing power companies to ration it. Nairobi, the Rift Valley, and western Kenya will see the worst blackouts.
The UN has officially declared a famine in parts of Somalia, the first time in 27 years it has done so in Africa. A severe drought has affected much of Africa's northeast.
The film series is a welcome reprieve, considering stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Kenya bracing for a possible fresh eruption of ethnic tensions, and brutality from Libya to Syria.