Latin America and the Caribbean – where 78 percent of residents live in cities – is the world's most urbanized developing region.
Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, a moderate, was elected president last week by Somalia's transitional parliament. But hard-line militant Islamists are fighting to take over the country.
Since 2007, at least 13 journalists have been killed while working on stories and more than 50 have been forced to leave the country, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists and the National Union of Somali Journalists.
Rwanda's Army moved deeper into neighboring Congo Sunday as part of a surprise deal last week to root out Hutu rebels. But when will Rwanda's troops leave?
More than 2,000 Rwandan troops entered Congo Tuesday to help hunt down Hutu rebels who are blamed for the 1994 genocide of about 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis.
For Kenyans, the election of a young black man with direct roots in Africa has a resonance that goes far beyond home-town pride.
In song and dance, Kenyans see a savior capable of uplift – and visas – in the new US president.
Southern Sudan, Uganda, and Congo launched operation Lightning Thunder this week to flush the Lord's Resistance Army out of its base in northern Congo.
When I pack for trips, my suits come out rumpled like a flag football. So I leave the packing to her.